Captain’s log, stardate 20211112
One of the wonderful things about having a daily mailing list with tons readers is that I know almost instantly when I touch a nerve.
Yesterday was one of those days.
I sent a message about failure being the path to wisdom and my inbox filled up with replies like:
(Thanks a million to everyone who took the time to reply! Knowing when one of these crazy messages helped is what keeps me going.)
Since this topic seems to resonate so strongly, I thought I’d share one of my favorite failure quotes from the business world:
“Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?”
– Thomas John Watson Sr., former CEO of IBM
So great, right?
Failure is a feature, not a bug.
As long as you learn from your mistake, and can come back tomorrow to try again, you’re doing fine.
Hang in there :-)