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Learning from Failure


I came across a website the other day called At first, the idea seemed a little strange; here’s what they do: “The Failure Club is a loosely affiliated group, open to anyone who is suitably inspired by the desire to push beyond their perceived boundaries.  We believe that the “fear of failure” is one of the biggest limitations on our potential as human beings.  The Failure Club compels you to confront and overcome that fear on a daily basis throughout the course of your year-long project.”

I thought – what would be the point of sharing stories of failure?

But then I dug deeper and watched a few of their videos:  Michael Jordan’s “Failure” Nike Commercial and one on Famous Failures.

The videos are actually pretty cool and really made me think — if we’re afraid to risk things then we’ll never move forward…

Here’s a few good quotes:

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“I’ve not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Just a thought!


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