This weekend we were visiting friends and went sledging. After her first try, our daughter refused to try again.
From the Blog on failure
Success and failure have many factors influencing them. Some we are not aware of and only become known when we start. Or start again.
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’
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