What’s the "f" word, the "bad word" that cannot be spoken in some people’s lives?
It’s tough one to choke back, but going not just to our leading edge but over the top into the void, is actually how we learn. Sometimes there’s a soft landing, sometimes a bumpy return to earth. Not necessarily comfortable, but usually illuminating!
What if we celebrated failure – no, I mean really flaunted it! – instead of hiding our "mistakes" in some physical or metaphorical closet?
History has shown that not daring to fail, or conversely refusing to admit failure and the lessons thereof, has created often devastating consequences of grand proportions. It’s no small matter how we look at the idea of failure and our response to it.
Where will you dare to fail today?
What’s worth possibly failing for?
What would it mean for you to fail – really grandly, excellently, flagrantly?
How will you celebrate your failure?
…And for a fascinating take on the history of failure, check out this link to a recent Minnesota Public Radio interview with Scott Sandage, author of the recent Born Losers: A History of Failure in America.