When is failure acceptable.
So often we hear people discuss failure and their thoughts on it. More often than not it is in terms that are very similar to what I mentioned below. “Failure is not an option.”
That sounds good and it is a feel good type of statement but it is not fair and not always true. Sometimes failure is not only acceptable but necessary. It is a growth process, albeit painful. But if you do not fail you set yourself up for problems.
Sooner or later you will fail, it is a guarantee. The cards will not always favor you, the time will come when luck, skill/talent will not be enough and then what will you do. If you have not developed any coping skills you will be in trouble, perhaps bigger trouble.
As a father it is incumbent upon me to allow my children to fail. The challenge is to try and do that without allowing their confidence to be crushed. I have a serious edge to me, I am not always nice. I am not always tolerant and I can attribute this to many things, and to a certain extent the times I have failed have helped to make me who I am.
More on this in a moment.