Contemporary scholars agree that mistakes can actually turn out pretty sweet sometimes.
For instance, tiny American philosopher Ariana Grande once wrote, “There’s no pot of gold in the rainbows we chase but we hold on, hold on, yeah, you’re the best mistake I’ve ever made”.
Handsome British philosopher Chris Martin once sang, “Tears stream down your face, I promise you, I will learn from mistakes.”
And sexy rap philosopher Drake rhythmically declared, “I was born to make mistakes, not fake perfection’.
The writings on this topic are profound, as you can see. And literally unless you’re the guy who told The Beatles to give up or one of 12 publishers who rejected J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter manuscript, mistakes can be forgiven and made into something more awesome. Here, to celebrate mistakes, are the best things famous people have said on the subject.
1. Michael Jordan’s slam-dunk life advice.
One of the most successful athletes of all time, and also very tall human, rather valiantly reminded everyone of all those times he didn’t slam-dunk his way to glory. And we all know basketball is secretly a very vigorous, real-time metaphor for life so apply this one to yours:
“I have taken more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over again in my life; and that is why I succeed.”