Turn those failures into success
WD-40 got its name because it was the 40th attempt to produce a solvent that could degrease and protect from rust.
Bubble wrap was supposed to be trendy wallpaper which was a failure and it failed again as housing insulation, but skyrocketed to success when IBM used it to transport its products. Even the pacemaker was created by mistakenly pulling the wrong plug. Failures can be the beginning of something wonderful. And I bet most of us have had those moments in life, a royal failure that in retrospect was a catalyst for something amazing. The truth is, the primary difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that the successful people fail more often.
At the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center we see mistakes as the portal to creativity, an opportunity to learn something new, gain a fresh perspective and gain wisdom. We have invited Laure Redmond, world-renowned Confidence Coach, to share tips on turning failures into building blocks of success in a presentation taking place at 6 p.m. Sept. 12.
Laure is the author of the best-selling book "Feel Good Naked," which has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also the TV host of "Feel Good Friday" on KATU-TV in Portland and creator of the popular movement program Stretch Appeal.
Laure is dedicated to helping individuals realize their true potential through attention to mind, body and spiritual principles and practices.
There is a $5 fee, and complimentary wine and refreshments will be served.
Remember failure is not the opposite of success, it's a success building block, whether it be a product or a mistake in life. So don't be hard on yourself regarding your failures — come hear Laure and turn the failures into the building block of success.
The lunch menu this week features pork kebobs Friday, Aug. 23; shrimp spinach salad Monday, Aug. 26 and barbecued beef Wednesday, Aug. 28. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.
The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, using the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.
Maria Bigelow is a program supervisor at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.
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