We all fail at something now and again. We’ve all won and lost at certain times. I think, mostly, I’ve celebrated more wins in my early years through sports, though these days, it seems like kids are being recognized for just passing a grade! Are we celebrating mediocrity more and more? Ah, another issue for another day.
Failure. We’ve all been there. What we enjoy most are those that are willing to write about it and let the public know that they may be down, but certainly not out.
Pawel Brodzinski did just that a little while ago. His article was short and sweet, and straight to the point: Embrace failure.
This reminded us to look up some sweet failure quotes:
“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” – C.S. Lewis
““Failure is the tuition you pay for success.” – Walter Brunell
So is failure ok? Absolutely. As a developer, we fail all the time. But man, do we learn how to code better and more efficiently over time.
**Edit: Robert Diana wrote more about this on DZone recently, his take on this is that:
“Adapt your processes to your environment. Adapt your teams to how people work together. Adopt failure as a badge of courage. We all fail during our careers, but it is what we learn from those failures that defines our career.”