I like to hear that greatness doesn’t stop failure. Lots of other lessons from Seth’s blog from Columbus but this one rang very true for me.
Columbus was a failure. He failed when he joined in the attempt to conqure the Kingdom of Naples. He was captured by Portuguese ships as he escorted an armed convoy. He was wounded. And he never did get to India. The fact that he didn’t give up and become a shopkeeper after this rought start was critical to his success.