Trying is the First Step Towards Failure and Failure is the First Step Towards Success


I’m a big Simpsons fan… or at least I was when I used to watch the show.  I even wrote my high school thesis on Homer.  One quote of Homer’s that’s been running through my head lately is “Trying is the first step towards failure”.  I’ve been thinking about this because I am about to “try” a whole bunch of new things over the next few months.  I am going to try to move to a bigger place in another city.  I am going to try and start my own business.  I am going to try and start up a few side projects that I’m hoping will bring in some money on the side.  I am going to try and grow my blogs and build a bigger readership.  And most of all, I am going to try and spend more time with my family.

Homer was right when he said that trying leads to failure but what he forgot to mention is that failure is on the road to success.  No one can expect to “try” something new and be successful every time.  Every new thing that you attempt comes along with new challenges that you never would have considered before starting.  You live, learn, try, fail and if you stick it out long enough, you succeed. 

Have you ever failed, stuck it through and ultimately succeeded?