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Is Failure An Option?

Ian Paul Marshall —  November 19, 2009 — 6 Comments

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“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw

Why are we so afraid to fail?

I don’t think children even know what failure is. Or if they do they choose to ignore it. Focussing on their goal instead. Totally absorbed by it. Learning from each time that they fall short.

How many times does a child fall down before they finally learn to walk? 50, 75, or maybe even 100 times? Maybe even more.

Imagine that those little ones gave up after the first, second or even the third try at something new.

But this is exactly what we adults do. Well that’s if we choose to do anything at all. We either give up too soon, don’t try at all, or fail to see the wisdom hidden within the experience itself.

Well I say that in order to grow, to flow, and to find the greatest fulfillment in life we must Continue Reading…