Sep 8, 2009

It's because I've failed - that I succeed

I heard Barack reference this old Michael Jordan commercial, during his speech to high school students, today. I remember how I felt the first time I watched the ad.

Here's another one - which may be even more powerful. "I have something more important than Courage - I have patience. I will become - what I know, I am".

I guess the key learning here is aspiring leaders must nurture patience, self-belief and a spirit of continuous learning.