8 Habits of Successful People

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2. They Aren’t Afraid to Fail

What was the secret to Michael Jordan’s success on the basketball court? He was never afraid to take a shot—in fact, he most wanted the ball when the game was on the line. Life’s winners aren’t scared of taking risks (though the risks are calculated, not reckless). And if those risks don’t pan out? They learn from their mistakes and work hard to correct them.