I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why... I succeed. - Michael Jordan.
This captured my attention from Seth's blog back in July. I often think we, society, become conditioned to thinking that failure can be fatal. In other words if we fail at any activity, endeavor, task we are taking on then it will lead to consequences we don't and can't face, you know like, embarrassment. In actual fact some of the best learning occurs as a result of failure. I think Michael Jordan said something about that.
Anyhow I have taken Seth's version and put an education slant on it, unfinished as it is add your thoughts.
FAIL OFTEN: Ideas that challenge the scared cows. Brainstorms. Concepts that open doors.
FAIL FREQUENTLY: Prototypes, new teaching ideas, learning new concepts
FAIL OCCASIONALLY: Staff Meetings, Board Meetings
FAIL RARELY: Interactions with small groups of actual parents and kids
FAIL NEVER: Keeping your promises to your kids, team and parents.
Better to have the difficult conversation now than a failed interaction with a child, parent later.
What do you think?