If You Want To Succeed You Cannot Be Afraid To Fail

Matt Singley at the 2010 Nautica Malibu Triathlon

I managed to put a smile on my face before the 2010 Nautica Malibu Triathlon, but on the inside I was truly scared about what was ahead.

“There is no failure except in no longer trying. “

~ Elbert Hubbard

Failure and success…the two really do go hand in hand.

In business, innovation rarely comes without taking risks. Risks rarely are taken if the thought of failure is too great an obstacle. Failure as an obstacle is usually the result of being told, either directly or indirectly, that to fail is to be weak, to be threatened, to be insecure.

I say that you cannot truly succeed if this is the environment that you exist in.

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Twitter Wide Image Failure

Twitter Default Avatar ProblemsI noticed something strange starting earlier this hour…many people that I follow had their avatars changed to the new Twitter default avatar, a colorful variation of a bird.  At first I thought some were doing this for fun, but soon it became obvious that it wasn’t intentional.

I pinged some of them via Twitter, and not only had their avatar been changed, but some had lost their background image as well!  I’ve been seeing a lot of changes to the CSS and general design of Twitter today, so I’m assuming this is an accident and will probably be reverted back automatically.  As a precaution though, you may want to check your page and re-upload the images you use.  I don’t see any apparent link or common trait of those affected, so I can only assume that this is a system wide failure/issue.