“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~ Thomas Edison
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I will never forget the lesson that was shared with me nearly a decade ago by some wonderful mentors in my life: that which most people consider ‘failures’ are really priceless learning experiences in disguise, and that you have only failed once you have given up.
To most people, failure is when they don’t hit an intended goal or target the way they wanted, planned, or expected to. Many become discouraged, often times to the extent that they do not make another attempt again.
What we fail to realize is that all of the learning, planning, and acting that happen prior to us not fully realizing our goal changes us as people; we grow, we learn, and we become better equipped for pursuing similar or different goals in the future.
Each time we attempt something, even if we do not get where we wanted to get with what we are doing, we are learning and evolving.
I truly believe that eventual success is sometimes only possible after many failures; experiencing the ‘failed’ attempts becomes key to your success!