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Failure Is Success (at the risk of sounding Ing-Soc)

October 21st, 2008 by Avital

Inspiration I have recently posted a couple posts about dealing with failure.

In the first post I was preparing the ground by asking you to take some time and concentrate on what you grasp as “failure”.

Then I tried to change the way you think about ‘failure’ and embrace it into your life.

I wish to accept and expect failure in my life. I wish to embrace it as an integral part of my learning curve. I wish to understand that success is a process, which is paved by failures.

Today I have stumbled upon a great quote which wraps up that idea:

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.”
By: Samuel Smiles

Do you want to embrace failure in your life too? Share your thoughts by commenting on this post.

For anyone who wonders what Ing-Soc is, I am referring you to “Nineteen Eighty-Four” by: George Orwell – one of the best books I’ve read, a sure must for your bedside table. For all of you who are familiar with Ing-Soc – this idea of “failure is success” has nothing to do with the distorted regime Orwell described in his brilliant book.

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2 Comments to “Failure Is Success (at the risk of sounding Ing-Soc)”

  1. Andrea says:

    This is the heart of our book, “Go for No!” which teaches people the lesson that by failing one can become very successful. We say, “there is nothing you can’t achieve if you’re willing to hear “no” (FAIL) often enough.”