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Courage to Fail

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Mistakes….we all make them and some live for them – I do!

My ex-CEO who is a wise and white-haired man shared something with me that I have never forgotten. He said, “I knew that I had done my job well as a father when my daughter experienced her first failure”. I didn’t initially understand what he was getting at until he qualified it with, “It was then I knew she had the courage to fail…and that is one of the greatest gifts a parent can pass along to his or her child”.

It really changed my perspective towards my own mistakes (my folks should be REALLY proud) and the mistakes my children will eventually make.

Thanks Old Man:)

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