There are no unsuccessful experiments…

working smart framedWhether you are considering a career change, taking on a new project, learning a new language, or otherwise re-arranging your life, you are about to engage in an experiment. Will it turn out just like you planned? If not, how will you think of it?

Alexander Graham Bell

Consider these wise words from from Alexander Graham Bell, on the realization that his aerodrome, a watercraft on pontoons, was not airworthy:

 “There are no unsuccessful experiments. Every experiment contains a lesson. If we stop right here, it is the man that is unsuccessful, not the experiment.” 

From Digging Up James Smithson: famous inventor rescues the bones of eminent institution’s founder (American Heritage, Summer 2012).

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