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"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone."--Johnny Cash

Sadly, my partner and I did not meet the deadline for the simulation, and I fear that we might not get a very good grade for it. But, although it sounds strange, I think I learned more from our rollercoaster failure than we would have learned from a perfect project. Here's my theory--

*We learn more from failure than from from success. As an athlete, I have experienced this before. When you lose a soccer match, you are more likely to analyze your performance than when you win.

*Also, I feel like the relevant principles of physics are now solidly ingrained in my brain because we struggled so hard to make our roller coaster work.

*Finally, I think the key concept we failed to grasp was time management- you need to assume things will go wrong and plan for it. We experienced a lot of technical difficulties, including glitchy software and outdated computers, but we should have made up for that by asking Mr. Aringo if we could come in during lunch and give our project some extra time. In real life, you have to meet the deadline no matter what, and expect detours for when things don't go as expected.

To recap, I think that even if most things did not go as planned, and our roller coaster was not a complete success, we still learned a lot of useful information that can be used for all projects and even personal situations to come.

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work." -Thomas Alva Edison

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone."-Johnny Cash

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."-Henry Ford










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