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A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

~ George Bernard Shaw


A young man once went to get advice from a famous businessman, a multimillionaire, who told the young man that he just hadn’t failed enough times yet.  This might seem like strange advice, but you need to keep failing until you succeed.

We always worry about what people will say about our failures.  If Thomas Edison had worried about what people said he never would have invented the electric light bulb.   He failed so many times it is a wonder he believed he could actually create one.  You need to believe in yourself and what you choose to do in order to succeed as he did.

Even if all you do is prove what won’t work, you have accomplished something.  When you stop being afraid of making mistakes and of failures, you become a productive human being and not simply a human “doing.”

Don’t let your so-called mistakes and failures stop you from moving forward.  Go ahead, take a risk, and remember that each failure brings you closer to success.