Sunday, August 20, 2017

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important

Here is a nice graphic from the ever-awesome Sylvia Duckworth. I'm not a big fan of the emotional side of failure (but hey, who is?). The items that appeal the most to me are identifying weaknesses (otherwise, you might not really know) and also the creativity and problem-solving skills! Failure means you need to do something differently... but what? It's a puzzle to solve!

See the transcription below.

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important

Here is the transcription:

"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Editor
1. Failure means you have at least tried.
2. Every failure is a step towards success.
3. Failure makes you stronger and more resilient.
4. Failure teaches you to deal with disappointment.
5. Failure helps you to identify your weaknesses.
6. Failure inspires perseverance and builds character.
7. Failure develops creativity and problem-solving skills.
8. Failure teaches humility and empathy.
9. Failure keeps you in the growth mindset.
10. Failure helps you appreciate success.
Failure is important, but it's the moment after failure, when we get up and try again, that should be truly celebrated. Paraphrased from George Couros & Kim Pollishuke.

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