WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 5/15/19

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Tifinie

 


FOOD 4 THOUGHT


 

 

It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while.  Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life.

 

  

“I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  -Thomas Edison

 

  

Sometimes life is about trial and error.  A person can’t expect to try something and excel instantly.  It takes time and effort to work out the kinks and perfect an idea.  Along the way, they’re going to discover a lot of issues, which can be seen as failures or progress.  In order to do things the best way, they’re going to have to know what the not-so-great ways are, too.  Anyone trying to get it all right the first time is being unrealistic and setting themselves up for failure.  It’s possible to have lucky accidents and discover something without meaning to, but generally things don’t work out that way.  Most of the time, people are required to try again and again, but that doesn’t mean they are failing every time it doesn’t work out.  It just means they are eliminating all of the ways NOT to do it and getting closer and closer to the right way.  So, if you’re struggling to accomplish something, don’t give up.  Eventually you will succeed and learn a ton more than you would have had you succeeded the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 


WORD OF THE WEEK


Practicing your vocabulary words can be overwhelming.  However, if you follow Wednesday Wisdom, you can learn a new word every week and practice using the word all week long.  By the time the next word is posted, you’ll have mastered the last word adding it to your personal word bank.  Own as many words as you can!

 

 

Flummox (verb)

DEFINITION:  to be greatly confused or perplexed

Flummoxed  |  adjective

Flummoxing  |  adverb

Flummox  |  noun

 

Synonyms:  baffle, bamboozle, confuse, muddle, confound, discombobulate, disorient, addle, bemuse, bewilder, dumbfound, stump

 

Example sentence:  Many SAT questions are designed to flummox test takers to make sure they really know the answers.

 

See how creative you can be, make up a sentence of your own and share it in the comments below!

 


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