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Daily Tune-Up: 1,000 Successful Failures

tuneupdailySunday, June 7

I bet I make more mistakes than you. Earlier in my life it used to drive me nuts … how could I hope to do so much for the world and yet constantly mess up?

But I soon learned to love my losses because, as my father continued to remind me, we learn the MOST from making mistakes. Or as Thomas Edison answered when asked how he persevered in inventing the light bulb after 1,000 failures:

“I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways that do not work, and I do not need to try them again.”

Today, be patient with yourself. You are in this world to learn, so start by learning to enjoy the process.

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June 7, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , | Leave a comment