Mastering Fallibility

“The most successful people in history are not those who have attained perfection. On the contrary, the successful people are those who have learned to handle failure. Our collective consciousness is slathered with pithy quotes from Newton, Einstein, Edison, and a horde of others; they speak of standing on the shoulders of giants, of dogged persistence in the face of apparent defeat, of sweat and work and getting back up after we’ve been kicked down and beaten a little bit.

“All the great people became great not because they had some magic recipe for perfection, but because they had mastered fallibility."

ApochPiQ, The Bag of Holding

Published: October 4, 2006 Last updated: October 4, 2006

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