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Failure Is a Very Lifeblood of Breakthrough Success

The freedom to innovate, to experiment and to succeed is useless without the freedom to fail. Intelligent failure provides a great learning opportunity and leads to success. It is through seeming failure that most of greatest successes are achieved. It is by trying lots of disruptive initiatives that you can improve your chances that one of them will be a star.

Learn from Feedback and Advance

The only real failure is failure to learn from your experience. Learning from feedback means that you are more likely to be flexible rather than rigid in your dealings with yourself and others.

If things go wrong, don't wait for others to change – start change with yourself.

If what you're doing isn't working, think it over and decide what you can do differently for a better result next time. Learn flexibility from water – flow around obstacles towards your final destination.

Prevent Stupid Failures

Failure is not an accident – it' the result of interactions in a system.

Stupid failure is about making the same mistake again.

To prevent stupid failures, habitually take a systemic view of things – people and a sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, actions and interactions.

Look at the different elements in a situation as parts of a system which functions for good or ill.

Once you understand how the system is working – for or against you – structure things differently, so you can avoid 'failure' again.


Lao Tzu advice quotes teachings

Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.

Lao Tzu

IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

Find the silver lining in every cloud. Setbacks aren’t problems, they’re opportunities >>>

Tom Kelley


Henry Ford advice

Failure is simply the opportunity

to begin again,
this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Ford Moror

Thomas Edison advice quotes invention discovery

I have not failed 700 times. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

Thomas Edison

Dale Carnegie quotes

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.


Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Don't talk about problems,

talk about opportunities.

Vadim Kotelnikov