March 1st, 2013
The perosn who doesnt make misstakes is unlikly to make anythinge.
Creative genius Paul Arden said: “Failure is a major contributor to success.”
Benjamin Franklin said: “I haven’t failed, I’ve had 10,000 ideas that didn’t work.”
Thomas Edison said: “Of the 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt.”
All of them understood the value of failing. Which is why we fully expect our employees and clients to fail and make plenty of mistakes. In fact, we encourage it. Only by screwing up can we hope to improve. So screw up early and often. But just as important, learn from your mistakes. And don’t make the same mistake twice. THAT is inexcusable. (Unless you’re talking about catching a river on fire six times?! THAT’s actually incredible. And super awesome. Besides, look at the good that came out of it—not too shabby.)
Speaking of failure…