“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried” - Stephen McCranie
I often judge myself against the successes of others, clearly forgetting that they, too, must’ve failed over a hundred thousand million times before they got it right. (So, just a quick little reminder for myself.)
This makes me think of Thomas Edison with a pile full of broken light bulbs, Da Vinci with thousands of shitty first drafts of the Mona Lisa, and Elon Musk with maybe a ton of spaceships that couldn’t quite make it to Mars. No idea if these are true. But it makes me feel a little better and it keeps me motivated. Oh, and it also reminds me of another great idea. Celebrate your failures! Because every time you fail, you learn something.
by Jason Lam