Was told recently that I need let people make mistakes cause that’s how they will learn.. Probably a take from “failure is the stepping stone to success”.
But this person just missed the bus here, as the people making the mistakes didn’t quite release what was going wrong, there was need for intervention/feedback/guidance (whatever you wanna call it)
Here I’d like to bring this quote I just read
“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
The second bit is most important… The “intelligently” bit cause that is the only thing that can change failures to success.
I can safely say I seen my fair share of failures which I have (sometimes) turned to successes. The most notable success being my whole web career which was probably an outcome of my first major failure “failing in the tenth standard board exams” had I passed that exam I’d probably have gone by the my original career plan which I dumped in 2001 after all I learnt about the internet. Or you would have had Mr. Alex the accountant.
But one the most important thing in all the new begins I’ve had has been the help I’ve got from friends and people around me, they tell me where I’ve gone wrong or at least how I should have done something.
This feedback has been a critical element in helping me do things smarter thus making them success.
I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people who have taught me to beat failure.