I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.Thomas A. Edison
“I’ve fond 10,000 ways that won’t work,” sounds like a really great place to give up. Let’s reframe that. In the 10,000 ways that didn’t work, what did work?
One of my I-give-up lines is “I don’t know.” What I’ve learned to do over the years is stop myself at “I don’t know,” and rethink it. The next question I immediately follow up with is “What do you know?” You may not know the answer to one question, but I can put money on the fact that there is something else you do know. So when I read this quote, it automatically makes me stop and immediately ask, but what did work?
What’s is working in your life?