On December 14th, 1903, the Wright Brothers attempted their first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The flight lasted for a total of four seconds. Three days later they made a more successful attempt. I often wonder….. what would the world be like if the Wright Brothers had quit on their goal?
One of the interesting things about their attempt to fly is that they were not the first to dream of flying. Since the beginning of time, men have always dreamt of flying. What made the Wright Brothers different was their devotion to the cause and their refusal to quit. They understood this:
‘Failure is constructive feedback that tells you to try a different approach to accomplish what you want.’
A lot of times when people fail at something, they take it personally and call themselves a failure. Instead, they need to know that it is not them personally that failed but the approach that they took that failed.
Instead of labeling yourself as a failure, try a different approach. Keep trying till you find a way that works. There is a valuable lesson for you to learn with each try. Every “failed’ attempt gets you one step closer to the one that will work.