“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison famously failed over 10,000 times before he was able to successfully invent a light bulb. He welcomed this failure with joy, because he knew that the knowledge of what didn’t work would only bring him closer to finding a way it did.
So why is it, then, that we expect to become successful overnight?
Society glorifies success but rarely mentions the amount of blood, sweat and tears that go into it. All men and women of greatness have had to work hard, deal with setbacks and failures. Ignoring the hard work leads people to be fearful of failure, sometimes quitting before they have begun.
We shouldn’t let our failures hold us back; instead we should reframe our failures to become fuel until we hit our own goals. Here are the 7 ways you can turn your failures into positives.