we have a painfully awkward relationship with failure. everyone fails; nobody likes to admit it. yet great minds talk openly about the critical importance of failing. they consider failing and trying again to be the required two-step to success.
churchill: success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
carnegie: develop success from failures. discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
lincoln: my great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
einstein: anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
jordan: i can accept failure, everyone fails at something. but i can’t accept not trying.
tweet chat agenda
join us on wednesday, august 15 at noon EDT on twitter as we talk about:
- why it’s important to fail
- the difference between innovation and falling off the edge into the purely bizarre
- how we can
- create an environment more open to experimentation and likely failure
- mine our failures for important lessons
- balance innovation with the medical principle of “first, do no harm”
- our own great fails
cohealth tweet chats are held the third wednesday of every month from noon to 1 pm ET. you can follow us on twitter and join our linkedin group, where we regularly share information and discuss ideas, approaches and outcomes.