Your Daily Dare to Fail in Spectacularly Boring Ways – Daily Quote 

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People fail. I consider it a truism and an activity we should engage in more often. Tasks we practice and perfect, become rote. With memorized movements, the process is automatic, and our brain is no longer fully engaged. Our culture prizes efficiency and mastery of specific skill sets, which forces experts to learn minute facts in an ever-tightening circle. The culmination creates grandmasters of hollow details they dissect into oblivion.  It leaves us with a deep void we can’t fill.

Gaining mastery in a task is commendable, but problems arise when we deem we have arrived at our ultimate destination. With nowhere else to go, we have no reason to question assumptions, challenge the status quo, or think of alternate possibilities. We stop learning and cut off any conversation that runs counter to standard operating procedures.

Risk-taking is scary, and like a child learning to walk, the only guarantee is the opportunity to stumble, fall, and struggle. The fact is, we only fail if we end the journey with the first roadblock. The trial of trying something new is also exciting and exhilarating. We experience the world from a unique perspective. We are more alive when our intellect is challenged, and we are consumed by a problem to solve. We decide if our ineptitude is an embarrassment or a magnificent adventure filled with wonderful discoveries. I opt to embrace failure and move forward to success.

What will you try today?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

9 thoughts on “Your Daily Dare to Fail in Spectacularly Boring Ways – Daily Quote 

  1. Risking failure is scary. It shouldn’t be, because if we don’t fail, we most likely won’t discover anything. But failure becomes a matter of manipulation. You failed, and now I have you. It’s insidious, but people do that to each other. Success is positive relational currency, I guess, while failure is negative. Neither should be either. Failure is not only an option but also a necessity. Celebrate success, certainly. But don’t denigrate failure. Failure allows success.

    Sorry, preacher, I’ll go back to the choir now.

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    • No need to apologize. Recognizing where the issue lies is half the battle. When we don’t start something because we are afraid of failure, we also deny ourselves the possibility of success. Insidious, is the key word. Moving past all of that to even begin is a huge feat. 👍

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