The dividing line between success and failure

Richard Branson

There's often a very thin dividing line between success and failure.

My daughter Holly reminded me how I sat her down when very young and told her I would likely have to take her out of school. We were struggling to make ends meet and my wife Joan offered to sell our old car to help.

Fortunately we were able to make it through and Virgin has gone from strength to strength. But for every success story there are hundreds of near-misses.

Every entrepreneur usually fails several times before succeeding, and the important thing is to keep getting up and trying again.

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