Using Failure to Succeed

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
~Michael Jordan

Failure is nothing more than honest feedback. With the right attitude, and with discipline, we can learn from things that don’t work, rebuild, and eventually succeed.

Several years ago, Peter Harkins of DevMynd Software summarized the idea in the above graphic.

Powering forward toward success takes lots of practice. Gladwell says 10,000 hours of practice. Perhaps you are like me. I need to be reminded of this from time to time.