Failure: The Secret to Success

Failure: The Secret to Success - A Honda Documentary

What I learned:

  • Everybody makes mistakes
  • So much of racing is failure
  • Failure is a byproduct of pushing the envelope
  • When you fail it isn’t necessarily looked at as a bad thing as long as you learn from it and make something positive out of it
  • Engineers for better or worse want to change things and advance
  • All the demands from Soichiro Honda were to take risks and fail. The idea is that you can fail 100 times as long as you succeed once. “Trial and Error” sums up Soichiro Honda’s ideas.
  • We can only make fantastic advances in technology through many failures
  • If you have a boss that is telling you to take a chance and if you make a mistake or fail, just try not to do it again and try to learn from that.  That is a good thing.
  • Edison trying to do the light-bulb, he said I didn’t fail, it just didn’t work 10,000 times, it worked the 10,001st time so if you look at those 10,000 times were those failures?

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