Failure, Is it as Bad as it Seems?

basketball-390008_1280Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.

C. S. Lewis

We live in a world that sees failure as a negative and something determining who you are as a person and our self-worth. Failure lurks everywhere and we strive as business professionals, parents, and teach our children to avoid it at all costs.  We stunt their growth when we take over their lives, over-protect them, leap tall buildings adverting any struggle along their path so they never feel the pain or disappointment of failure all out of fear. Inevitably we set them up to fail in ways we never imagined and I have to ask is failure as bad as it seems?

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