Quote: ” I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Edison
Reflection : Many of us confront failures in the wrong manner. We beat ourselves up rather than seeing these moments as a time for learning. If it was true that failure is not a good learning tool would your young toddler stop trying to talk or walk after their first attempt. Would you give-up trying to learn how to drive a car, cook a steak or talk in front of an audience. We need to embrace failures–think about Tom Edison and his thousands of failure before his success in inventing the light bulb. Ponder this insight from Edison–“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Action Assignment: When was the last time you gave up trying to do something just because it was difficult and you had failed at finding the right solution? Are you feeling “stuck” in a career or job that doesn’t reward learning–learn to be more fearless? Ask youself do you want to attempt it now given your new viewpoint on failure?