"To add to Milton Glaser's quote (see Susan Bennett's comment below), Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, says Britain's attitude towards avoiding failure at all costs is holding us back. See the article in yesterday's Evening…"
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"Hi Bruce I've just read your sermon and really enjoyed it. I was especially struck by the quote from Maher
"Doubt is humble and that is what man needs to be considering that human history is just a litany of getting stuff dead…"
"Hi Jocelyn and welcome to the RSA and this Ning.
That's a great quote. It makes me smile when I read it and I've put it on my wall now.
I think it's top of the list of things to say to anyone who is worried about failure."
New to both the RSA and this Ning but very engaged by this conversation. I have on my desk a quote from Samuel Beckett:
which encapsulates things well for me and helps to keep me thinking of risky ways…"
"This week I was shown a video of a talk by Sir Ken Robinson in which he said "What we do know is that if you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." and "We're now running national…"
"I was just searching on the word failure (as you do) and came across an interesting distinction: failure and success are often thought of as alternatives at the same logical level but that is actually misleading. Taking the example of a bridge, the…"
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"Hi Nicola, I love your example (and your medal). It really does illustrate embracing failure:
Your instructor saying that it's about learning about yourself
You saying that you often fail at taekwondo but you fail alongside others and the…"
"Yes it is an interesting idea, and my immediate feeling is to agree that the concentration and emphasis on success isn't helpful. It's fair to say that we all want to be successful in whatever we do but the taboo on failure makes success…"
"I was also wondering whether we could do a bit of challenging the tendency to use the adjective 'successful' quite so freely?
If more people admitted to failure - were allowed to admit to failure - folk like us in this forum wouldn't…"
"You are right Esther, I wonder if my posting is possibly more about what contribution you can make to the campaign, our 'means' so to speak, while you are taking here I think more at the 'ends' and how we go about delivering on…"
Jonathan has put lots of suggestions on how to get more involved in the “Whether you have lots of time, some time or NO time - you can still contribute! Find out how here” discussion thread and I’ve been doing some of those.I have a ‘how do I translate this into my daily life’ feeling though. When I come across an unhelpful reaction to failure, or have that reaction myself, what can I do?I was talking to Roxanne about this last week and she phrased it as “how do we help others embrace…See More
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