Most people like to talk about their accomplishments and successes – I think talking about my failures is a lot more helpful for people.
One of my koala-fications is that I am very good at failing
We as a society don’t give enough credit to each other for our failures. Failures are a good thing – it means you are trying to change something for the better.
I Know What Doesn’t Work
Thomas Edison is often credited for saying the quote, “I haven’t failed 10,000 times – I’ve discovered 10,000 things that will not work.”
While there are a lot of variations of that quote, it’s one that comes up a lot when we talk about failure.
In everything we do, there is always a risk for failure. Failure comes in many shapes and forms, and even small little mistakes can end up having disastrous consequences.
It goes the other way too though: sometimes, you can screw up big time, and it actually doesn’t make as much of an impact as you would think.
It’s okay to be good at failing. It’s a gift to be able to recognize this as an opportunity, and not a problem.