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Rosie Revere, Engineer

“Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal–to fly–Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fl y but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose inisists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit.” –Rosie Revere, Engineer on

I learned about Rosie Revere, Engineer on Brain Pickings, and if you complement it with Seth Godin’s V is for Vulnerableyou have two brilliant illustrated guides on the importance of failure’s contribution to success.

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