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Official portrait of Mark Twain in his DLitt (...

Official portrait of Mark Twain in his DLitt (Doctor of Letters) academic dress, awarded by Oxford University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw this quote the other day while browsing a message board that I thought was pretty inspiring.

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
~Mark Twain

Marky Mark was right. I find that my most successful moments were preceded by an ample amount of ignorance toward what my limits were. Because of that, I had a ton of confidence in my ability to get shit done.

Being fully aware is a self defeating prophecy. Why be aware of your shortcomings? You’ll never grow as long as you think you can’t. the human mind is often too smart for it’s own good. We are quick to remember all the times we’ve failed at something, and see that as proof that we will probably fail again. It’s stupid for something so smart to do that.

We seem to forget our triumphs, which are plentiful, and only view the negative outcomes as being valid in the long run.

While you CAN learn from your failings, and use that information in future dealings, it isn’t the fun way to live you life at all. Why remember the times you sucked at something? That’s stupid! I’d rather everyone harken back to their best moments, thus, welcome any and all new challanges that are set before them.

 

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