“Fail often so …

“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”
-Tom Kelley

After seeing this quote on Pinterest, it made me think about the success to failure ratio. Is there a universal ratio or is it something that is so unique it cannot be predicted? Does one large failure count as two regular small failures? Does a success cancel out a failure? How does this work?

I believe that there are an infinite amount of successes and failures possible in a person’s life. Failing often in the beginning does not mean that you only have successes left in you. You may be more likely to succeed because of your past experiences, but thinking you can only succeed after a few failures will limit your potential.

In short, always work hard and take failures in stride. They can only provide valuable life experience. Assuming you have a finite number of failures means that you will not be as willing to work hard later on.

Work hard and you will succeed. It may take a while, but it will happen. Just believe!


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