We live in a culture that is obsessed with success. I can hardly think of an event where a leader took to the stage and celebrated a mistake or failure.
I get that I’m a human who’s imperfect, but it’s so tempting when my mistakes confront me to see myself as a person who just always falls short.
Failure can be a teaching moment, when the boundaries of life are expanded, the depth of your character is deepened and your willpower is strengthened.
We’ve been sold the notion that hero equals undefeatable saviour. In our comic book icons we see the kind of people we aspire to be; but when they don’t always win or make poor judgement calls, it brings us down.
“That’s the thing about failure. It’s loud. Progress, on the other hand, is quiet. It whispers. Perfectionism screams failure and hides progress.”