Failure (x 2)

I believe in failure in the same way I believe in reading research, being early and drinking jasmine pearl tea every morning. I don’t think success is possible without failure. There’s no way to have huge success without also having huge failure along the way. I was having trouble sleeping the other night, so I (virtually) thumbed through my blog reader where I came across not one, but two different posts on failure.

The first one is from Seth Godin, and it’s a pretty spectacular list of ways to fail. The other is a longer post from 99U, If You’re Not Failing You’re Not Growing:

Studies show that when avoiding failure is a primary focus, our work becomes more stressful, and consequently a lot harder to do. And over the long run, that mental strain takes a toll, resulting in reduced creativity and the experience of burnout.

Good stuff.

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