Failures

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There are lots of failures. Take this contraption as an example.

Functionally sound, but could you imagine using this without cracking yourself up in the mirror? (apologies to any of you that own this)

One of the tenets of being an entrepreneur is the acceptance of failure. Innovators constantly fail, more often than they succeed, but they pick themselves back up and try a different angle until they find one that works. Edison wrote that he had experimented with the light bulb 2,774 times and even then, he had yet to make it work.

The very first product I invested my heart and soul into—a polyphonic synthesizer—was an expensive failure.

Without failures, there would be no successes.

It’s important we step outside our comfort zones to try new things, break new ground—as inventors and consumers of those inventions.