Zane Safrit is thinking about the role of failure, posted at the Duct Tape Marketing blog complex.
I’m a fan of failure. Maybe it’s because I’m so familiar with it. That familliarity has taught me great lessons like humility, compassion, patience, perseverance, planning, flexibilty. And it’s taught me that no success comes without failure. In fact most successes are built not on top of mountains of failure, but on top of mountain ranges of failure.
He tells the story with running as an example. (Something I would never have thought of doing.)
Safrit says that not only do failures allow you to learn, they feed into each other, build on one another, until you have learned enough to reach the next success. Remember that we don’t learn much from success; we are too busy being successful right then to learn! We can do our best learning from our failures. If you are trying to hide a failure, you can’t learn from it. The shame is not in failure; the shame is in failing to learn from it.
His conclusion is dead-on accurate:
Failure. It’s way over-rated as a sign of …failure; way under-rated for its role in signifying progress.
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