" Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment "
For any scientist, a negative result is not an indication that they are a bad scientist. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Proving a hypothesis wrong is often just as useful as proving it right because you learned something along the way.
Your failures are simply data points that can help lead you to the right answer.
Failure Is the Cost You Pay to Be Right: None of this is to say that you should seek to make mistakes or that failing is fun. Obviously, you’ll try to do things the right way.
And failing on something that is important to you is never fun. But failure will always be part of your growth for one simple reason..
If you’re focused on building a new habit or learning a new skill or mastering a craft of any type, then you’re basically experimenting in one way or another.
And if you run enough experiments, then sometimes you’re going to get a negative result. It happens to every scientist and it will happen to you and me as well.
To paraphrase Seth Godin: Failure is simply a cost you have to pay on the way to being right. Treat failure like a scientist.
Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.
"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
I of IV: how to face failure - from University of Bristol
II of IV: Failing is nothing but growing
III of IV: Educationalist Carol Dweck explains growth mindseT
V of V : I Fail ! that is why I succeed - Treat failure like a Athlete