How can failure be good? The answer lies in the distinction between Good Failure and Bad Failure:

Good Failure comes from a “Good Heart/Awake Mind” mistake
          i.e. intelligent experimentation, or pushing the edge of the envelope

– Bad Failure is rooted in a “Lazy/Careless” mistake
          i.e. complacency or unwillingness to do the hard work of preparation

Supporting, even celebrating, good failure is essential to success. Tolerating bad failure is the road to ruin.

Closing Quotes:

“In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.” – Anonymous

“He is foolish to blame the sea who is shipwrecked twice.” – Publilius Syrus 

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier