I just finished a wonderful book by John C. Maxwell, Failing Forward. The book’s thesis is the if you’re not failing, you’re not taking enough risks and if you’re not taking enough risks, you’re not going to succeed. The book begins with this wonderful quote by J.M. Barrie that goes “we are all failures — at least, all the best of us are.” The book encourages its readers to view failure as a positive thing and to revise our definition of failure. Failure is not a static placement in life; it’s a very temporary place on the ladder to success.
I would recommend this book to all those who are striving for success!