How did you fail today?
Not exactly the typical conversation one has around the dinner table, but maybe…it should be.
At a seminar I recently attended, the speaker shared about a family who did just that. They went around the table, each sharing their mistakes and then getting a large round of applause afterwards.
Strange family, you might think. However, they aren’t applauding purposeful failure, they’re applauding the person’s attempt to try something new and out of his or her comfort zone.
Nowadays, people have the idea that they have to be perfect – to have the house clean and sparkly 24/7, to always look “put-together,” or to garner success with ease.
What kind of world would we live in if our attempts to try something new was celebrated even if most would categorize them as epic failures? What heights would we reach? How much braver would we be? How much more would we learn? And how much more would we be able to make a positive impact on the world?
So ask yourself, how did I fail today? Then give yourself a pat on the back.
PS: And if you have a hard time letting go of mistakes, don’t worry, we have advice on that too.