Celebrating Failure

“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.” — William Saroyan

Nobody likes failure.  Yet we learn so much more from our failures than our successes.  Failure is what shows the path forward.  I remember a Japanese businessman saying a failed part is a wonderful opportunity to make a product better.

I have just learned about people who agree with that.  There is a new trend among business people to meet and talk about their worst mistakes.  This movement, known as Failure Nights, started in Mexico in 2012 and has spread to 80 countries.  But I’m not going to provide any internet links because they’re more commonly known by a vulgar name I don’t want to repeat here.  So if you want to try learning from other people’s mistakes, google “Failure Nights” and see what comes up.

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