Mistakes Make Man Perfect

MH900441892The great scientist D. G. Fahrenheit, the inventor of mercury thermometer, tried 1000 different materials in search of that one material which would measure the temperature accurately. When nothing worked fine, his subordinates were disappointed and said, “All our work is in vain. We spent so much time on this and we have learned nothing”

Fahrenheit replied with confidence, “Oh, we have worked for so many years and we have in fact learned a lot. We now know that there are 1000 materials that we cannot use to make an accurate thermometer”


We care so much about the results of actions that we forget about the efforts put. Mistakes happen to the best of us! The success lies in learning from the mistakes and not repeating them.

We live in a world where our own friends criticize us and demoralize us by telling us to give up because we failed many times. The one who does it right at the first go is appreciated and is considered winner while others still trying are losers.

Always Think Positive and don’t just appreciate the results, but efforts too!!!

A man who has made no mistakes is a man who has not learned anything. So don’t be afraid of making mistakes — it’s just part of an effective learning process.

NOTE: This is not a true story of Fahrenheit. Just shared for learning purpose

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7 Responses to Mistakes Make Man Perfect

  1. Samra April 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM #

    Nice story with great lesson.

  2. mohnooh March 31, 2014 at 3:36 PM #

    Failure is the stepping stone to success..

  3. ik February 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM #

    There is a true similar story of Thomas Edison

  4. Stephen February 17, 2014 at 1:55 PM #

    i too have worked hard in the marketing with my partner, till the end & the results were excellent, negative for me, as I was sidelined & credit went to him, but I never gave up & quit the co. & started all over again fresh, by ensuring that I do not repeat the same mistakes & ensure success

    • Sana - Editor FFJ February 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM #

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience. That’s really inspiring 🙂

  5. The Engineer February 17, 2014 at 1:47 PM #

    Nice story with a good moral.
    May God give us the wisdom and patience to continue in our efforts.

    I like the last line – This is not a true story… That was funny