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Beating the Odds

Failure and Progress

Here’s a wonderful article about failure. There’s just one problem with it. Author Laura Vanderkam lists five reasons why you should fail more often. All those reasons could be boiled down to one, namely, without failure there is no progress.

Babies are born with an ability to profit from failure. They try to walk, fall down and try again. They make sounds, are not understood, then try again. This is deliberate practice. Try, fail, make adjustments, try again.

Somewhere along the line, people lose this connection between failure and progress. They stop taking risks and live their lives to avoid mistakes. Thus, they stop learning, achieving and discovering.

“It is our choices that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K. Rowling said.

You can chose to fail and learn today!

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