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Failure builds backbone

Failure builds backbone

Failing, and the chance to learn from one’s mistakes, is the making of the man (women are a little more complicated). It is said to build backbone, strength of character; the chance to cultivate one’s self. Sparky inventor Thomas Edison was never disillusioned when his bright ideas didn’t work. “I haven’t failed. I’ve found 1,000 ways that don’t work,” he is reported to have said. And of course success in life requires this kind of determination and persistence. Or grit, as many experts prefer to call it.
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