Aim for Success, not Perfection

Creative thoughts and actions cannot flourish in an environment dominated by a fear of failure. Many people consider success and failure opposites. However, they are really just two sides of the same valuable coin. Both sides strengthen us and bring us the insights that we need to develop ourselves and be creative in finding new approaches to old problems. Thomas Edison discovered 1,800 ways how to not build a light bulb. His motto: “Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward”.

He recognised the value of every single mistake and used it as a stepping stone to a new idea. The world’s greatest achievements would not have been possible without this principle. So, let’s use it!

Renate Pasch-Donohoe - Das Gelbe Haus