Alexander Graham Bell was a smart man. And not just because he invented the telephone, folks. But because he had a philosophy that allowed him to invent the telephone, by learning from past mistakes and moving on to make new ones.
“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
Thanks to the folks at American Public Media for that tidbit. It’s from The Writers’ Almanac, a daily compendium of poetry and writerly wisdom, available to you – yes, and you too – simply by signing up for the e-newsletter.