Could You Fail 5000 Times And Still Remain Upbeat?


James Dyson spent 15 years and 5,126 failures before he created the vacuum cleaner he wanted. His main lesson is one worth taking to heart:

It can take a very long time to develop interesting products and get them right. But our society has an instant- gratification thing. We admire instant brilliance, effortless brilliance. I think quite the reverse. You should admire the person who perseveres and slogs through and gets there in the end.

I think most of the time, "instant brilliance" is really just lucky timing.

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