There are so many ways to fail. We can fail at bringing quality to a project, pulling an event together, showing up on time, or at remembering things we feel we should remember. We can fail at communicating well, at being there for a friend, or at keeping a promise. But it is by exeriencing the outcomes of our misteps that we learn how to live life well. Most of life’s lessons are learned by trial and error, in fact, that is the superior way to learn. Failure makes our learning go down deep.
I watched a video posted on Facebook this morning that shows how important failing is to success. Note how parents in the video don’t protect their children from messing up, but they stand by to heal and support them.