Failure. We’ve all experienced a sense of failure at some point in our lifetime. Whether that is in school, at work, in a relationship, an activity (or whatever), failure can eventually lead to a *lightbulb* moment.
I like Thomas Edison’s words: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Edison didn’t let society’s definition of failure impact him to the point that he stopped. He continued to “keep on, keeping on,” until he finally found what would work.
How wonderful it would be if we could all understand that. Just because we didn’t get an “A” in a particular course … just because we experienced a broken relationship … just because we weren’t able to knit or paint or sculpt like a professional or like a friend … just because we didn’t get the promotion at work … or just because ‘whatever’ … when we “keep on, keeping on” we make grow and discoveries.
Maybe not Edison-Moments-of-Discovery, but *Our Moments of Discovery*. Rather than dismiss the failures in our life, I like the idea of understanding that they are *lightbulb moments* and are simply part of our journey of self-discovery.