I once saw the following status update on Facebook:
Joel is "why do i try when you fail 98% of the time." 9:08pm
Then someone replied:
Tara S. at 9:14pm January 23 via Facebook Mobile
"Dont give up!!! =)"
I made another reply:
Christian at 10:17pm January 23
"Edison made about 10,000 attempts before making a viable light bulb. His fail rate was therefore over 99.99%. If you tried inventing something with a 98% fail rate in your efforts, you'd succeed after just 50 tries."
Then someone replied again:
Tara S. at 10:19pm January 23 via Facebook Mobile
"Hahahaha i couldnt have said it better myself....good job =)"
So the lesson of this session is: Don't get discouraged by high fail rates. If Thomas Edison was, we'd very likely remain stuck in the 3rd World ourselves.
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