My son told me it was his wisdom owl that hung on the wall in his classroom. It said: ‘Mistakes are evidence that you are trying’
From the Blog on failure
We often need to go through many metaphorical ‘crumpled pieces of paper’ before we reach our goals or get our ideas into the world.
We dream of the next thing, there is a lot of bliss. Would you start if you knew things would not go according to your plans?
Sometimes when we seek change, we get it wrong. And often this impacts people significantly and negatively. Change makers do not hide away in these moments.
Our lives our full of learning. However, somewhere along the way we cease to see it as learning and start calling them failures and wrapping them in shame.
We celebrate birthdays every day of the year. Any day is good enough. Starting and starting again matters. Today is as good as any.
Implementing or action does not guarantee ‘success’ or change, but it can guarantee learning. And learning is the only way change happens
I read a story yesterday about a father would ask his daughters every night at the supper table "How did you fail today?" It wasn't the only question, but it was always included. The result over time was not low self esteem or shame, in fact was quite different. The...
While driving home from the shops, I saw three people out running. First, the slim, trim, got all the gear man running at the pace I can only dream of sprinting at. Second, a large, overweight person with ill-fitting clothing slowly jogging on one side of the road,...