Often in business people stick with tried and tested methods, or follow certain processes not because it is the most efficient way; but because historically that is just how things have been done. But in order to grow a business, invent a winning idea, or progress within your industry you need to be willing to try something new. For example, when Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, he didn’t start by trying to improve the candle. Here are some inspirational quotes from Edison and other successful people on how failure is required for true success.
“I have not failed 10,000 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work,”- Thomas Edison
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose – Bill Gates
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new – Albert Einstein
It can be a scary thought venturing into uncharted waters, but without risking failure we are very unlikely to experience success. With that in mind, we recommend taking time out of the office and trying something new. Our teambuilding activities provide the perfect environment to nurture success, as you get to try, fail and learn from mistakes together as a team, while being given the support to apply the lessons learned to your own business.
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