yay for failure, seriously

Two related things came across my radar recently. The first is a post from Bob Sutton, Reward Success and Failure, Punish Inaction. Failure is a necessary and crucial part of eventual success. What I regret the most is all the ideas I haven’t tried to implement.

The second thing is a video of Conan O’Brian speaking to the Harvard graduating class of 2000. It’s quite entertaining. He eventually goes on to details all of the failures he had, and how they shaped his life for the better. “Success is like a white tuxedo, it’s great when you get it, but then you are afraid to get it dirty.”

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