'Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive thing. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.' John Keats.
I'd like to see if we could have a bit of a discussion about the 'dimensions of failure'. The group have already produced some work on what these are and I will share them with people shortly. But I'd be keen to see, with a blank slate, if we get further confirmation of what we have or even new ideas. Try starting with:
[one example from our list] ...pain.
Its really + that we are exploring the 'positives' about failure. However, let's acknowledge and respond to to the challenge that while a 'failure' may be a learning opportunity for the confident and validated individual ( a description of us as RSA fellows?) it often doesn't seem so for the more marginalised members of society