I’m an expert failure.
There’s no way around it. I’ve failed at so many things that it’s almost depressing.
Maybe you’re like me and you just feel like you can’t ever quite seem to get over the hump. Success is always just right within arms reach but it’s just a bit too far off, or too fuzzy to make out.
Maybe you’re even more like me and success isn’t even around the corner. You’ve failed so hard that you aren’t even sure which way is up anymore. Success isn’t even on the horizon. You’d just be thrilled with survival.
Everybody likes to talk about how Thomas Edison invented some katrillion ways to not make a light bulb and then they like to tell us that success is for the people that didn’t give up. I really want to believe them but sometimes I’m just not feeling it.
I know a lot about failure though. I could seriously get tenure at a major university if they needed a professor of failure. I know how to fail at blogging, business, ministry, dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, divorced parenting, divorced dating… Shoot I even know how to fail at little stuff like making mac ‘n cheeze. (You may not have thought that was possible but I am here to tell you that it is.)
I’ve come to believe though, that everybody fails just as often, and just as hard as I do. It’s just only us brave folks that admit how often we fail. Too many people out there are trying to hide their failures and to be honest, I’ve tried to hide mine too but it’s just way too much work. My goal for tomorrow is to fail abysmally at hiding my failures. I’m going to be honest and maybe, just maybe, if I start failing at hiding my failures I can start failing at failing.
Take your time….
… And now you’ve got it.
Who’s down to join me. Lets start failing on purpose because Edison was right. Failure is just knowledge of how not to do something. The more knowledge we gain about failure the closer we come to finding the nuggets of non-failure.