Fail Brilliantly: Exploding the Myths of Failure and Success
Nobody wants to fail. Nobody wants to be seen as anything less than a success story, a shining example of what to do, not what NOT to do. To be labeled a failure is like a scarlet letter, a branding that follows you around, one that scorches your very soul. The fact that failure is a part of learning, that without failure, one could never find faults and make things better… well, that’s not part of the usual narrative, is it?
But the usual narrative needs to change. And Fail Brilliantly might be the way to proceed from here.
Fail Brilliantly is not the usual pablum about embracing failure as part of the process or ignoring failure entirely in order to craft some oblique optimistic worldview. Instead, this is a book about acknowledging that there are different kinds of failure, figuring out how to handle them, and reframing the idea of failure itself. After all, who the hell wants to go through life if “pass/fail” is the only metric to be graded by?
A quick read but a worthwhile one, Fail Brilliantly not only helps tackle the problem, but it helps you develop the skills to provide better solutions in the future.