“It is better to fail in originality…”

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

—Herman Melville

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, however in today’s world, an alternative phrase may be more prominent and perhaps more important:

“Be Distinct or Be Extinct.”

My coaching experience points to this: those who enjoy the greatest successes and satisfaction in life discover early that being their authentic self – living true to their visions and values – is key to a life of passion and purpose.


How can you pursue and persist through the potential daily failures and obstacles life presents, to be the one and only, fully expressed YOU?