27 Tries

We don’t get to see the failures because they are failures.

Just like we don't see all the trees that didn't reach the sun.

Trials are like trees.

The tree that gets the sun will grow.

The tree that doesn't will die.

We don't get to see successful people go through the 26 random failed trials or the 26 tries of doing the same thing over and over again to find the one trial that worked.

Failed trials start and stop with no one noticing.

Failed trials don't survive long enough to get an audience.

But the other thing we don't see is how that successful person, learned something on the 13th failed trial that they used in the 27th trial. 

Then they tried 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 times until BOOM! Something worked.

Then that successful person took what they learned, enjoyed, or what worked the best and the 27th trial got more energy, more time, more sun. 

Then, a year later, trial #27 survived long enough to get an audience.

Then we noticed.

And today - You and I see an overnight success. While the successful person sees a story of learning from all the trials that got them to where they are today.