Why Should We Celebrate Our Failures?
Last year was the most extensive and complicated year of my life in terms of career, growth, home and health. I learned that life is like a ‘trade cycle’. The moment you reach the peak of your aims and start feeling that now everything is achieved, that moment becomes our first step towards our recession. Does it mean that we should not celebrate or feel enthusiastic about our success? Or does it mean that we should not mourn over our failures and mistakes? I believe all of us experience our ups and downs throughout our lives. However, I am pretty much sure that almost all of us remember the time when we experienced losses, mistakes, difficulties and failure more clearly than the time when we celebrated our success. Why our mind keeps a clear record of our faults rather than success? Because learnings always come from failures. I still remember the quote from the cartoon’ Lion King’ ‘the past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it – Rafiki’.
Similar experiences were shared by the head of the Google-X Astro Teller, who seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organisation where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring bold ideas without fearing failure.