We have consistently told our team that failure is not an option…it’s a requirement. But is that really true? The other day I had a good friend challenge me on that after I was significantly upset about some failures that affected our weekend experiences. He asked me to reconcile the statement that failure is a requirement and my apparent lack of tolerance for failure that weekend. The answer is that there are different types of failure— some that are necessary for success, and others that can and should be avoided.
The rest of this week I’d like to discuss three different types of failure:
- Failure to try
- Failure to execute
- Failure to succeed
What has been your experience with failure? How has it changed your life?…or has it?