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I am a localization manager/translator and intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about languages, cultures, diversity management, dancing and good movies.  

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Celebrating 2010 Feat. Henry Ford and his wisdom

[A beautiful portrait of Henry Ford]

2010 was a tough year: adventurous, beautiful, difficult and unique. I chose to greet it and to celebrate it with a bunch of quotes from Henry Ford, because they speak about experience, failure, learning and success.

This year I cried, laughed, lived, loved, suffered, learned. And failed. 
Failed a lot of times, almost every day. Every day, actually. And every day I learned something new, sometimes useful, sometimes not. 

But for sure, I'm not the same person I was a year ago. It's up to me to make this 'pure' fact an achievement and not just a naught.

Are you ready? Here we go!

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

I have three different versions of my favourite one. Please let me know which one you prefer.

It’s your thinking that decides whether you´re going to succeed or fail.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.

Henry Ford [1863-1947]

Goodbye, 2010.

Previous posts:
Mood: GBGH aka 'Go Big or Go Home'

I'm mad about Mark Twain #3.

Mood: Like in a day-dream

Tags: Henry Ford, Failure, Learning, Success, Experience, People, Quotes