Failure As A Dinner Conversation


I’ve failed. I’ve failed many times, more than I could keep track of – I actually do try to keep track of my failures, but I also fail at that. It hurts, some more than others, but let’s face it, you have also failed, we’ve all failed. Deep down, however, we now it made us better. Like medicines or injections, their bitter and painful, but make us better.

Parents and teachers should be encouraging more failure. Want to prepare kids better for the outside world? Then teach them that failure is a good thing.

I know that when I have children, our dinner talks will be more about failures than successes. There’s just so much more that we can learn from them, and if we look closely, we can turn a failure into a massive success. So failure, if we learn to look at it the right way, is not really a failure. Just look closely.

Take the light bulb as an example, it’s a long series of failure.

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

-Thomas A. Edison

In your life, what turned out to be the biggest success from a failure?

Much happiness,

Hansel | @hanselpahmer