Failures are Simply Experiments Designed to Move Us Forward

January 28, 2021 pwm1

It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.

— Sir Isaac Newton (1689, by Sir Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain

We accept that experimentation is a normal part of our progression towards success within our chosen field, and that most of these experiments will—by the law of averages—end in failure. What we glean from these experiments, however, and how we adapt effectively from the findings is the true unit of measure, not the number of attempts. So, we welcome failure as gift, but must use it as efficiently as possible and make the adjustments needed to propel us forward. 

—Mike Hazell

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