These days I have few new hobbies, writing the book, writing educative emails to clients, making clients earn more money and my new passion, PPC. There are many posts in drafts, will be rolling out soon. Today’s post is that why many people never fail, its a feeling, its an effective feeling.
I have always appreciated failure:
Sometimes failures do discourage you. Recently, I was working on the servers and I messed up the mysql servers as some common libraries got modified. It took my one day, pressure from all sides as many are working on it. What to do? One moment, I was about to decide not to try that again but wait, the next day, I had a solution. I copied the data-dir to my local machine, installed a mysql server on local machine and gave access to all. Now everyone was happy and I will have more time to fix the servers. It does give a smile at the end of the day. I end up learning more :).
But how do you take care of the momentary hit back? Here is the trick, don’t term it a failure. Read on to keep yourself motivated when you eliminate the ways that will not work:
After Edison’s 700th unsuccessful attempt to invent the electric light, he was asked by a New York Times reporter, “How does it feel to have failed 700 times?” The great inventor responded, “I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”