Throughout history, we’ve been faced with a dilemma, a frustrating burden that has often kept us from trying new things. This problem is that whenever we have a novel idea and decide to undertake a risky venture, the odds that we’ll fail are considerably higher than our odds of success.

The deck, it seems, is undoubtedly stacked against us. For those of us looking to make inroads with a new business (or a new idea in an existing business), this can be a disheartening realization.

But these overwhelming odds, while they may discourage most people from even taking chances, are not enough to stop everyone. Some people are still going to try, and even though faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, some of those brave souls will find success.

The question is, are we resilient enough to be one of those souls?

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather

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