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The Importance of Failure

We all talk about learning from failure and we teach our offspring they shouldn’t be afraid to fail. OTOH, as my good friend Seth pointed out years ago, we never tell them “Get out on the soccer field and lose so you’ll learn to play soccer better!”

Today at a Christmas party I saw a wonderful meme that one of the hosts had put up for the benefit of her kids. It summarized the importance of failure — in learning and in life — quite nicely.

I tweaked it a bit and ended up with this:

Thanx, Kristy, for coming up with an inspirational way of teaching an important life lesson. I wish I’d encountered it decades ago.

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