Failure is Always an Option

TennisDad

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"As a young man I applied to be a Rhodes Scholar twice and was turned down both times. Just think how different my life would have been if I'd been accepted. I'm sure I never would have become an astronaut much less walked on the moon. Sometimes your greatest disappointments or failures lead to your greatest success. So just remember, failure is always an option." Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut
 

USCG Master

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True my DD will accept a full 4 year scholarship to the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at University of New Orleans. Down to road Law school to get into Admiralty Law. With all this success she was wait listed to Prep School!
 

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"As a young man I applied to be a Rhodes Scholar twice and was turned down both times. Just think how different my life would have been if I'd been accepted. I'm sure I never would have become an astronaut much less walked on the moon. Sometimes your greatest disappointments or failures lead to your greatest success. So just remember, failure is always an option." Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

I love this. Thank you.
 

TennisDad

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True my DD will accept a full 4 year scholarship to the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at University of New Orleans. Down to road Law school to get into Admiralty Law. With all this success she was wait listed to Prep School!

I hope your DD's path of discovery and learning is a great adventure and that she goes on to do great things in life, whatever that may be. Best of luck to her.
 

Freda'sMom

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"As a young man I applied to be a Rhodes Scholar twice and was turned down both times. Just think how different my life would have been if I'd been accepted. I'm sure I never would have become an astronaut much less walked on the moon. Sometimes your greatest disappointments or failures lead to your greatest success. So just remember, failure is always an option." Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

Another astronaut (Dan Burbank) was rejected from the USCGA on his first try. He went to a civilian college for a year, applied again, and made it on his 2nd try.

His Twitter name is @AstroCoastie :wave:
 
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