Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Failure is an option
Failure is not only an option, it is inevitable. And we are better for it.
When we sell life as an exercise in mistake avoidance or perfection, we we end up lying to children who grow up to become adults who live their lives in fear of being wrong.
But if we are never prepared to be wrong - to make a mistake - to fail - then we will never create anything new.
When we say that failure is not an option, many kids really hear us saying that failure is something that should never happen - but then it does, and they are left debilitated and helpless. So they quit.
No one is successful all the time. Successful people see mistakes and failure not as something that should have never happened but as information to be used in the pursuit of life long learning.