Tag: failure

How We’ve Destroyed the Concept of Failure

I’m a big fan of learning from failures. When I look back at my life, I see that some of my greatest growth has resulted from failures that I’ve had. But I’m frustrated by the way that failure has been glorified lately. It’s healthy to accept that failures will happen, and to learn from those …

There Are No Guarantees

In Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks were driving late in the game, with an opportunity to all but guarantee victory with a touchdown. But on second down and goal with 26 seconds left, Russell Wilson threw a pass that was intercepted by Malcolm Butler, sealing the victory for the New England Patriots. In a …

Learning from Failure

Failure. It’s never fun, but failure can be one of your greatest teachers. During my junior year of college, this lesson struck me right in the face. I really wanted to get an internship. I was studying mechanical engineering, and I knew I needed to have an internship on my resume if I wanted a …