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MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

88. Building off failure

Inventing is a numbers game. Edison said it the best, “I found 10,000 ways not to make a lightbulb.” Nowadays, you can google how a lightbulb works and it seems like common sense. But when candles were the only source of light at night, no one had a clue how a lightbulb worked. This resonates […]

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78. Haze of Sadness

Sometimes a haze of sadness colors my perspective of the world and I get down. I doubt my accomplishments; my teaching ability; my vision for the future. I have doubts about continuing my business, and even my blog. On those days, I do not make any important decisions, or any decision if I can get […]

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59. Quote Dissection 2

One of the universal things out there is failure. I don’t know any person that has not failed at something. Failure is a right of passage; a way to gain experience and grow in wisdom. Not everything goes right the first time because we just don’t know enough to make it go right. Some people […]

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50. The things we do to keep going

My home study/office is littered with artwork all over the walls. I look up from my computer and get inspired by art, quotes, and posters. I let my mind wander a little looking at all the abstract, a brief respite from work. Then it’s back to work. In my classroom I don’t have a lot […]

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45. Another project update

I keep putting off writing my update on my big project. Remember that post when I was frustrated and wanted my next experiment to work? Well, it didn’t. And the next one didn’t. And then the one after that failed too. But you know what? Rather than get discouraged enough to quit, alternative ideas kept […]

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35. Failure is not the end

I think failure haunts everyone. It defines us; it shapes our lives; it makes us better. Some people look at failure as a roadblock, a stop sign to not go down that path anymore. I like to think of failure as an obstacle on an obstacle course. If you get through one, there are more […]

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31. Venting

My vent for the last few months: I am just so frustrated. I want my experiments to work, but the majority fail. Yes, my Teazzed straw is awesome, but the project I have spent a little more than 4 years on still doesn’t work. I have a notebook filled with ideas and strategies on how […]

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Business
Life Stuff
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28. Not always perfect

Did you know that when you look at something, what your eyes really capture is equivalent to the jerky, unstable images of a handheld camera? So why is it that we see so clearly? Because our brain compiles those jerky images from our eyes moving around and stitches them all together to make one cohesive […]

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Quote Dissections

27. Quote Dissection 1

I’m going to add something new to my blog: quote dissections. As you are already aware of, I like to use quotes, and sometimes a few words can have powerful meanings. So I am going to dissect them. Today’s quote rings true with a lot of things. We live in a society where people are […]

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MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

23. Project updates

2 updates on projects: That new invention idea I’ve been working on quietly in the background, the one with the headphones, has failed yet again. I’m pretty sure my theory is sound, I just need a good way to implement it. It’s a pretty cool idea that could be super beneficial, if it would just […]

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