There’s something weirdly satisfying about stories of failing.
Of course, it would feel better if all of our stories ended with a big “!”.
But would we be better people for it?
Whether it’s in love or business or surfing or life itself, something one day will call to you and you’ll find yourself asking if it’s worth the effort at all.
The answer to that is often a resounding yes. Because it’s not about what you’re making a go of, it’s about what you do on the way there.
Derek Sivers said it best in his TEDx talk “Why You Need To Fail“.
When you’re green, you grow. When you’re ripe, you rot. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.
The process of getting closer and farther from a goal is where the learning happens. Ultimately, the goal is usually much less important than what you find yourself doing to achieve it.
Plus, if it doesn’t work out, you still have a story to tell.