What a Jerk!!! Who would say such a thing! I hate me for saying it...
I probably made a few people angry with this title, but I really mean what the title says. I expect you to fail in 2012 and, unfortunately for you, I’m cheering on the fails. I hope you have a hard time with something in your life this year, and you struggle to finish a project or goal. I hope that some small failures happen this year, so you become stronger than you are today. I’m not hoping for something big, but something that will teach you and prepare you for bigger challenges.
I don’t expect you to plan to fail, because that’s not actually failing anyway - that’s giving up. You can’t fake a failure. That’s not how it works. Failure is not expected, in that way, but it is expected to happen. Planning to fail is also foolish, so don’t do that. Can you imagine a bicycle company that made their bikes with wheels that fell off on purpose or a car that’s airbag shot out the window, instead of towards you to protect you? It would be crazy to try and fail, in advance of starting something.
I’m talking about the reality of failure. You will fail and when you do, pick your self back up and move forward towards the goals you have. You don’t quit and you don’t plan on failing again - you just get going and get better.
By the way, the picture today is an example of a finial fail. This finial was made correctly, but it’s over 4 feet tall (as you can see). The home owner wants a two foot finial - a finial is a tall pointy thing that goes on a roof - very technical, so sorry if you don’t understand...years of training goes into learning these types of big words...
Lessons Learned: Failing is good for you - share it and learn from it. I will use #failalot in my tweets and on Google+ regularly, to remind us failing is okay. Add your tweets and + updates to the list with that hashtag, so we can all learn.
Thoughts: What have you failed in recently? Share it - you may encourage someone.