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Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

 

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes. 

Rethinking Failure: Pat Hymel

Rethinking Failure: Pat Hymel

 

How can we use failure as a powerful learning experience? In this introspective talk, Dr. Pat Hymel shares a story from his years as an emergency medicine resident and how he’s applied that lesson as an entrepreneur and CEO.

Pat Hymel, MD, is an entrepreneur-physician intently focused on patient safety issues. Pat’s devotion is to ensure technology improves patient outcomes without disrupting the clinician-patient relationship. His current venture is MedSnap ID, a mobile medication technology. 

Victory is sweetest when you have known defeat

Real friends stand with you at rock bottom

Failure is an event, not a person

Tough times never last

Focus on your successes rather than your failures – Jack Canfield

I don’t believe in failure – Oprah

Failure is another stepping stone to greatness – Oprah

Rise again and be stronger and wiser

Rise again and be stronger and wiser

Rise again and be stronger and wiser