They say the light-bulb was Thomas Edison’s 1,001st experiment. The first 1,000 were duds.
Whether or not this is literal fact or legend, it makes a good point we can all stand to be reminded of: It’s okay to fail.
Or, as Denzel Washington said in his 2011 commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania, “fall forward.”
We’ve all definitely seen many people fall forward. What happens after each effort, is the important thing.
Take it from Washington: “Every graduate here today has the training and the talent to succeed, but do you have the guts to fail? If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.”
If you need a little inspiration, watch Washington’s speech here.