Making the most of failure

Over at Innovista last week I wrote about making the most of failure. Check it out!

Innovista Ireland

Trampoline

“You will always pass failure on your way to success” ~ Mickey Rooney

It used to take skill to learn new tricks on a trampoline: no nets, no adult supervision, and no rules. I became really great at landing all sorts of artistic front flips as I took chances and built on what I knew. Disaster hit for me when I tried a back flip one day. With no one there who could help walk me through it, I found myself landing firmly on my neck not once, but twice. Having injured my neck fairly seriously at a younger age, my friend and I decided that maybe a third try without some feedback on how I could actually achieve it might be a bad idea. In this particular case, the goal was not worth the effort so I let it go. While it was only a minor failure in my…

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