Friday, August 01, 2008

Mistakes are part of the process... (thanks, Emily!)

“We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb.” - Thomas Alva Edison

"What defines a master? Not making mistakes. How does one become a master? Make lots of mistakes." - Anonymousian

"You cannot become a master until you actually take the leap, do the work, make several thousand mistakes, and live to tell about it." - Suzanne Falter-Barns

"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom." - General George S. Patton

"100% of the shots you don't take don't go in." - Wayne Gretzky

"It's important not only to figure out what works, but to figure out what doesn't work." - Anonymouspam

"I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do!" - Theodore Roosevelt

"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce

"If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything." - Marva Collins

"For me the spiritual path has always been learning how to die. That involves
not just death at the end of this particular life, but all the falling apart that happens continually. The fear of death - which is also the fear of groundlessness, of insecurity, of not having it all together-seems to be the most fundamental thing that we have to work with. Because these endings happen all the time! Things are always ending and arising and ending... We have so much fear of not being in control, of not being able to hold on to things. Yet the true nature of things is that you're never in control." - Pema Chödrön

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