Do You Make Mistakes?



“A mistake is simply another way of doing things.”

Edison wrote, “I will discover and deliver to the world, a system of illumination to completely replace our current dependence on oil lamp lighting.”  He had no idea how to do it. But he had a clear vision and he wrote it down.  I’m sure you’ve heard his famous quote when asked how he handled failing to create the light bulb so many times, “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  He also said, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

A lot of us would not be walking if we thought we had made a mistake when we fell as we tried to walk.  Most of us don’t give up because we thought we weren’t meant to get about on our feet instead of our knees.  So why do we give up at the first ‘mistake’ or ‘failure’ when we are adults?   Is it a belief that things have to be done a certain way, or that we’re going to look an idiot if we ‘fail’ yet again?  Einstein said that, “imagination is greater than knowledge.” So what if we were to look at things from a different perspective and look at mistakes as an imaginative process to get to our goal!

Enjoy making mistakes

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