Wednesday, May 03, 2006

More on "Failure"

"People who fail don't scare me, but people who don't fail do..." - B. Godkin, May 3rd, 2006

Taking a risk and failing but then learning from that faiure is ideal.

Not taking a risk and failing may also open your eyes to a gap in your knowledge and therefore also allow you to learn from your failure.

However, failing and then refusing to change your behavior with regards to said failure in my mind isn't the kind of "failure" that I am trying to teach people how to understand. In fact my hope is to help people remove the stigma they have attached to the word "failure".

Therefore, I contend that another word be used for the concept of failing and not learning from it. You can normally quickly point out those people who are operating with this faulty mental model. As I have stated in my previous post "Failure Consultant"; after a pit-fall has occured, these type of people immediately search out someone to blame instead of attempting to search out the gap in knowledge that led to said pit-fall.

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