The person who doesn’t make mistakes is unlikely to make anything.
Benjamin Franklin said, “I haven’t failed, I’ve had 10,000 ideas that didn’t work.”
Tomas 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.”
Theatre director Joan Littlewood said, “If we don’t get lost, we’ll never find a new route.”
All of them understood that failures and false starts are a precondition of success.
At the last company I worked for you ” you would not be fired for being wrong, but you would be fired for not having initiative”. It had a positive attitude to mistakes. It was a great company. Failure was a major contributor to its success.
“There is nothing that is more certain sign of insanity than to do the same things over and over and expect the results to be different” – Einstein
Excerpt From: Manual, C. (2014). ” IT’S NOT HOW GOOD YOU ARE, IT’S HOW GOOD YOU WANT TO BE.