Failure can be informative, insightful, energizing, clarifying, character building, team building, equalizing – and very funny.
Lack of failure is a sign of an avoidance of creative efforts.
Fear of failure stunts innovation.
Overcoming failures fuels future success.
Not making an effort is a far more egregious error than making the wrong one.
Defining and assigning failures to those who caused them is an essential step in improving group processes – and individual performance.
Those who don’t own up to failure will not have many reasons to be singled out for success.
Those who are uncomfortable when failure is pointed out betray a desire to hide in the midst of mediocrity.
Failures in children can spawn humility.
(A good reason to sign kids up for activities that will be difficult for them)
Failures in arrogant adults are blamed on someone else.
(A good reason to find the actual culprit and not do group punishments)
Games of chance make failure the luck of the draw. They provide no chance to experience the benefits of failure.
Winning means less to those who have not suffered losses.
Conatively inclined risk takers (Quick Starts) are not authentic if they don’t fail fairly often.
If you want the benefits of failure you have to reward it. How are you doing that?