The continued failure of California officials to compel refiners to create more refining capacity and increase inventories will result in gasoline prices rising to $4 per gallon relatively soon, ... The system is rigged for price spikes and the refiners know it.
The wise man realistically accepts as part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of ''nothing attempted, nothing gained'' and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.
Was it a success or a failure? On one hand, it was a failure because it didn't shut down all economic activity in California. On the other hand, it is a success because nobody really felt like this was an unreasonable act of civil disobedience.
A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.