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I've always known in my head and in my heart and later, by experience, that anything but ordinary comes at a hefty price. I chalked it up to the old cliché, "you win some, you lose some." But then the saying started to feel well, clichéd. It got old fast. Once I started to relearn it by experience yet AGAIN, the fact that I needed to put more w's in the win column than l's in the loss column was the next thought. But the scoring system then came under scrutiny. I eventually realized that when you lose, you win, if you learn the lesson.
Lesson: The road to success is always paid in full and paid in advance.
Jennifer Lavern is a keen observer of the issues that affect how women view themselves and how they interact with their world.