In a recent voxer (Tweet Theresa Stager if you want to join) conversation with Bob Dillon and he said the phase “Failing forward fast.” Wait, I know that phase, I thought. Where did I hear it? So I googled it and sure enough there is a book written by John Maxwell titled “Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success.” According to the excerpt from the book, “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” Hmm, very similar to the book I am currently reading, Mindset.
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
Some people are so caught up on failure, losing, making mistakes…. It’s a shame because they are truly missing out on life’s lessons. I have to think part of that blame stems from educators and bureaucrats. Not for long, though. I feel a tide is slowly turning where people are beginning to see that the innovative mindset can no longer be burdened by an educational system that is, at its core, based on standardized tests, developmentally appropriateness, and educators who are hyper-focused on good/bad. Well, back to the drawing board…