Getting Specific On Failure, Distinguishing The Good From The Bad

I love distinctions.

They help me understand the world.

Recently I read a great article by Ryan Holiday, the author of a worthwhile read “The Obstacle Is The Way”, on the difference between failing vs failure.

Failing and failure are not synonymous. Failing means you did not achieve what you were trying to achieve, whereas failure means giving up. Fail a lot, but never be a failure.”

Couple this with Jeff Bezos’ insight outlining two types of failure:

“The first type is when you are truly trying something new, something you’ve never done before, and it fails.

The second is when you’ve done a task or project before and it fails.”

Distinguish your terms.

Now go experiment and fail.

Photo by Lina Verovaya on Unsplash.

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