We all know people who, when describing their life’s driving force, relating lessons they got early from parent(s), teacher, coach or employer, that failure is NOT an option …
Don’t we also know people – know our own experiences too, where failure showed up, and sometimes showed up often?
Countless DIY books encouraging us – fail more, fail better, fail forward – fail often, on the road to success. ‘Do-over’ is everywhere. Do-over careers, marriages, competitions, projects; most obvious widespread ones: elections. We assess failures and bragging rights of politicians, parties and governments to determine if they get to ‘do-over’ what they failed to deliver upon.
Failure isn’t an option as much as it is reality, perhaps one we forgive too often, too easily in each other and more specifically, too easily in ourselves.