We only learn by our failures. Yeah, yeah. I’ve heard that before. And your cheque is in the mail.
We all repeat this by rote like a demented parrot. How many actually believe it? And if we do, why don’t we act like it?
The cynic would say that the reason we don’t actually allow people to fail is that companies lie. They say they want to encourage taking chances but they really don’t. They simply do not want to pay the price. I suggest that it’s not hypocracy, that gets in the way. The problem is we don’t know HOW to fail. The good news is that you can learn to embrace failure – and reap the rewards. Continue reading