James Dyson: Failure is the starting point

After 15 years of perseverance and 5,000 prototypes, James Dyson finally succeeded with his idea for a new kind of vacuum cleaner. It quickly became a global best-seller and made his products a household name. But during his years of development, he says, "I wanted to give up almost every day." His success, he frequently says (see here and here), is built on failure.

Sometimes, viewing problems as new starting points, not obstacles, can help you figure out how to move forward. Watch this brief clip to hear what Dyson has to say about failure as part of the journey to success.