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Mistakes – stepping stones to success

Albert Einstein said: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”.

If we look at the milestones in a child’s development A child learns to crawl, stand with support, walk freely and talk by taking risks making mistakes and falling along the way.

Learning any new skill involves taking risks and making mistakes. The important thing is to learn from our mistakes and start afresh. A person who is afraid to take risk and make mistakes will find it difficult to learn any new skill.

When making a choice there is no right or wrong. We have to exercise our choice after discerning with our intellect and also taking a balanced decision using our mind and heart to make a choice which we think will be the best for us. However, there is always the possibility of errors of judgement .

Our great scientists and innovators like Edison, Einstein, Newton etc have experimented and failed repeatedly before success came to them.

Before Thomas Edison made the first light bulb, he made several thousand unsuccessful ones. When he was interviewed by a reporter about his many failures, Edison is said to have replied, “I have not failed. I’ve discovered ten thousand ways which don’t work.”

We have to teach our children to embrace mistakes and grow with confidence after learning from them.

Grandmaster Gary Kasparov talks about the importance of making mistakes, analysing the mistake and learning from them to continuously improve in the game of chess –

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  1. manicddaily
    November 18, 2011 at 1:48 am

    YOu’re very right. Of course, it’s difficult not to be prideful (and rigid.) Thanks for your thoughts. K.

  2. November 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Good post!

  3. November 22, 2011 at 2:31 am


    hope all is well,

    invite you to join poetry picnic today, simply share a relevant or a random piece, and enjoy!
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Always, your presence is sunshine to us.
    Best Wishes!

    your talent rocks.

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