Failing Forward

January 7, 2020 3:41 pm

John Maxwell wrote a brilliant book some years ago called Failing Forward but often, we see failure as a backward motion.

I heard a story about champion ice skaters who, when falling on the ice, knew they were pushing their current limits of expertise. It was the edge of new growth for them.

Failure is part of attempting and learning something new and just like a child learning to ride a bike, the spills come first before the thrills.

If we are not failing, or failing often, it most likely because we are not pushing the limits of our own boundaries or attempting to develop new skills.

May this year be one of growth beyond your current skills and one where you fail often in the pursuit of expertise.