Accept the yin and yang of trying....

“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.”Nikola Tesla

People like Tesla and Edison dreamed up the miracle of electricity and changed the world: they toiled long and hard to make their new ideas work. In the long run their efforts led to TVs, computers and smart phones: now it’s almost impossible to imagine life without these and all the other incredible things that plug in and make life work. If you study people’s successes you inevitably uncover their failings: it really is true that in order to succeed you have to be prepared to fail. The integrity of success includes humility, and the integrity of failure includes acceptance: like force and matter, when they separate, we are no more. I’ve failed at enough things to know there’s no shame in trying and failing; the key to living righteously is knowing how to win gracefully. All the good people I know have integrity and grace: let’s strive to be like them today.

Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943): Serbian-American inventor, and engineer, best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system