YOU NEVER FAIL TO SUCCEED
The quality of your life has to do with your ability/inability to shift your perspective. You can either see life’s “setbacks” as stumbling blocks or stepping stones. It’s about choosing the proper perspective.
When Thomas Edison was asked how it felt—as a man of his stature—to be such a failure, in his attempts to invent the light bulb, he responded, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
He eventually figured things out.
You’d be wise to take the same mentality into your own life situations. Whenever one of life’s “setbacks” rears its ugly head, just consider it a learning experience. Discover the beautiful truth of the matter: You now know what not to do. You’ll never make that mistake again. You’ve gained wisdom. Immanual Kant said, “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” In other words, you can’t get wisdom without life-experience. Most wisdom is gained through our “mistakes.” This means mistakes are good things. In Chapter 5 of Your Truth Will Set You Free, I tell the story of a radio personality named Nick. Nick made a mistake. Without that mistake, he probably wouldn’t have started his spiritual journey. He probably wouldn’t have started reading books. He probably wouldn’t have started writing books.
A mistake can serve a beautiful purpose.
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