Failure is an Option — Embrace it!

I saw a t-shirt at my daughters school today that a teacher helper was wearing that said “Failure is Not an Option”. And it bugged me. A lot. I do not believe in the line “failure is not an option” at face value in a general sense (unless it is my doctor doing surgery!). I fail a lot in my job and with projects I work on. And I try to learn from it so I do not do it again that way. That famous line about “people who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” comes to mind. Do not get me wrong. I do not want people to fail just to see them fail. I want them to fail and not be afraid of…