Friday, January 12, 2007

"I was not afraid to fail.
Something good always comes out of failure."

Anne Baxter (1923-1985)

5 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

Failure seems to frequently be preceived as a negative word or experience. Why can't it be redefined as positively ruling out what doesn't work? I like that.

I think that we all have the ability to find whatever good or positive thing we can in nearly any experience if we open ourselves up to all of the possibilities.

9:41 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

I believe it was Thomas Edison, when he was asked about failing over 10,000 times when he tried to to create the incandescent light bulb, said "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

On a bit of a more sarcastic tone, I've always like the military quote that "Failure is simply the inability to redefine success!"

We always have the opportunity to learn much more from our failures than our successes - it is just that most people don't even try.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

If you don't fail every once in a while, you're not pushing yourself far enough. I agree.

7:45 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

One who continually "plays it safe" is not fully alive.

Failure may be the universe saying, "no", or "you must put forth more effort", or asking, "did you really want it, anyway?" Failure has a way of both teaching & humbling us.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Brooklyn Frank said...

indeed

2:35 PM  

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