Ashton Kutcher on being a “magnificent failure”

I like Ashton’s take on life. We are human and one big work in progress. Some find their passion early in life and others have to search a little longer.

I guess in the end, the important thing is not to give up and to keep searching for what makes you happy. The great thing about failure is knowing that it’s not final. It simply shows you that you tried, failed and still have what it takes to get back up and try again.

Learn from your failures, face your fears, and remember RubySlippers’ words: “You’ve got this!”

TED Blog

“I am a magnificent failure,” Ashton Kutcher announced on the TEDYouth stage in New Orleans earlier today. “I screw up so much it hurts.”

The star of television show Two and a Half Men said this not to be self-deprecating or to beat up on himself, but to drive home the point that failure is a part of life — and one that can prompt profound “aha” moments. “You see, you have to take a risk to be a magnificent failure. The most successful people I know in the world are magnificent failures,” he said. (Read a write-up of Kutcher’s talk, as it is not yet available on video. While you’re there, read recaps of the other wonderful speakers at today’s conference.)

Kutcher was originally slated to give a much lighter talk at TEDYouth — on the things he learned working as a dishwasher, a butcher and a…

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