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Do not let the fear of failure take away your success.

The thoughts I received while listening to the struggles author Elizabeth Gilbert experienced while write the novel were thoughts of inspiration. I feel like she was attempting to motivate her audience to continue following the path they feel their lives were meant to travel, no matter how many bumps there are in the path. If you reach a point in the journey of following your dream where you feel like giving up, take a breath, have faith in yourself, and keep going. Continue doing this even if things don't turn out the way you planned. It is normal to fear failure, but don't let the fear take away your success.

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    Sep 26 2013: "Success is not the absence of failure, but the perseverance through failure."
    -I heard it from Aisha Tyler, but she may have been quoting someone else.

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