‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.’

Samuel Beckett

The words of Samuel Beckett are superbly motivational for me when something doesn’t quite work out as planned, or even fails (sometimes spectacularly!). They remind me to pick myself up, take a moment to compose myself, and try again. After all, it took Thomas Edison two years, and 1000 attempts, to get that light bulb to work. So maybe it’s not failure at all, it’s just tweaking the experiment until you find the way that works! 

What helps you when you are faced with setbacks? Let me know in the comments below – I love hearing what you have to say.