Learning to Fail Forward Podcast Notes

Thanks Monica.  You did an amazing job.  For more information about Monica Dean click here


Payton Manning Video.  This is hilarious.

Forbes magazine did an article entitled Failing Forward.  In it the author Mike Maddock makes this observation.  Tell me if you agree with this.

The most inventive people are usually the best at failing forward, i.e., learning from what went wrong.

Columbus did, indeed, insist the world was round and then promptly missed America on his first attempt. And, of course, the Wright brothers claimed flying was possible and nearly killed themselves trying to make it happen. But they failed forward and became the fathers of aviation.

Steve Jobs was a repeat failure. He launched NeXT Computer—a hardware failure that most don’t remember because he turned it into a software success. Many believe that the failed Newton eventually became the iPhone.

My point: Failure isn’t fatal; in fact, it is actually REQUIRED for innovation success—as long as you don’t freak out, make catastrophic mistakes or (ironically) fail to learn from it.

Reason I started a church.  Same reason I think I can do any home project. Ignorance and arrogance.

“As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.” – Thomas Edison

Allowing our kids to fail.  Jacks theory on parenting.  “Do all I can do to protect my children from everything that will grow their character.”  Bad teachers and mean coaches and heartbreak.  Instead, understand that these difficult times grow them into the person the are supposed to be

Guy pushing the rock up hill

Failing= First Attempt At Learning

How does the freedom to fail make you a better person?

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison