The person who doesn’t make mistakes is unlikely to make anything.
Benjamin Franklin said, ‘I haven’t failed, I’ve had 10,000 ideas that didn’t work.’
Thomas Edison said, ‘Of the 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt.’
Theatre director Joan Littlewood said, ‘If we don’t get lost, we’ll never find a new route.’
All of them understood that failures and false starts are a precondition of success.