In business, it’s common for people to stick with tried and tested methods, or follow certain processes. Often, they don’t do this because it is the most efficient way; but because historically that is just how things have been done.
However, in order to grow a business, invent a winning idea, or even to progress within your industry you need to be willing to try something new and to facilitate variety. For example, when Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, he didn’t start by trying to improve the candle. He recognised that for progression, change needed to be made.
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 team building activities provide the perfect environment to nurture success as your team get to try, fail and learn from mistakes together, while being given the support to apply the lessons learned to your own business.
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