About t.l.

Bonjour les amis! Je m'appelle T.L.

The Beauty of Perseverance

“I have not failed,” Thomas Edison once said, “I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” This way of looking at failure is highly optimistic, and it also paints a beautiful story of perseverance. I have heard of this quote before some time back, but I never consciously thought about it in my moment of distress at the start of 2014 when I was Primary Five.

In February that year, at one of my first Chinese classes, my teacher flashed on the projector screen a list with the grades for each and every student. My name was right at the bottom of the 34 names. Continue reading