“We must recognize our failures not simply because we’re focusing on the negative, but because if we want to grow, then we have to set higher standards for ourselves than the ones we’re currently meeting. And that means we are necessarily failing at something. Only when we accept that failure can we begin solving the problem and moving forward. Pinpointing your failures gives you a glimpse of where you want yourself to be, and it’s an exciting opportunity to set goals for yourself and redirect your path.” -Kristina Miller, Fall 2014 Participant
Is failure a bad thing? Should we be ashamed of our creative challenges? Is failure the enemy of success? Is it depressing and/or discouraging to speak honestly and aloud about our failures? If you’ve ever felt inclined to answer “yes” to any of those questions, our podcast is just for you. Every week, we sit down with an entrepreneur, educator, artist, or innovator to discuss their creative challenges and how they’re coping with them.
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In this week’s episode, we spoke with educator and entrepreneur Michael Strong. Michael is the CEO of Khabele + Strong Incubator and the author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems and The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice
If you’d like to take a step forward in overcoming the fear of failure, here’s an insightful video clip that might help.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s podcast. Until next week, keep failing forward.