A story of how to learn from failure

A story of how to learn from failure

 Many of the most successful people in history stumbled along their way to the top. Failure is only the end if you let it be. To achieve success, it’s important to be able to reframe failures and mistakes as learning opportunities.

 Albert Einstein said Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.  Playing it safe and avoiding risk rarely leads to success. Ever heard of a guy named Steve Jobs? Jobs didn’t end up creating one of the most iconic brands in the world by chance.

 He was willing to take big risks, risks that sometimes lost his company lots of money, but that never deterred him.  In a commencement speech at Stanford University, Jobs talked about his decision to drop out of college only six months in and how that decision changed his future.  

If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do,” said Jobs. 

Successful people like Jobs understand that a mistake is not the end of the world. It is likely, rather, the beginning of a new opportunity.