• Ian Price

7 ways failing can make you more successful

Updated: Nov 16, 2018

We’ve come to think of failure as unambiguously bad and something to avoid, something from which to screen our children.

After the caucus race in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the Dodo famously announced: ‘Everybody has won and all must have prizes’.

This attitude now prevails in some educational circles in which sports days for children revolve around preserving self-esteem rather than celebrating winners.

The brutal fact is that life is a competition and if we fear failure, we risk not taking part in the first place.

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