On failure…

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

My Thoughts: I’ve never been accused of being an eternal optimist but Edison is on to something. It reminds me of the episode of Friends where Monica is trying to determine the recipe for Phoebe’s grandmothers cookies. She makes batch after batch to determine what the secret ingredient is. Each wrong recipe moves her closer to the right recipe. Sometimes you don’t know what will work until you know what doesn’t work. You don’t know what you want in a lover until you know what you don’t. You don’t know what type of job you want until you have a job you hate. Don’t let failure get you down, just think of it as one step closer to your success.

1 comment

  1. Karen

    Sometimes I feel like I’ve taken so many steps that I’ve walked around the world 50 times.. I don’t look like it 😉 just feel like it.

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