Failure

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

The Rise by Sarah Lewis

By: Sarah Lewis

Book Overview:  The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise—a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery.

Post(s) Inspired by this Book:  Could a ‘Near Win’ be Better Than The Win?  /// Julie Moss’s Inspirational Near-Win in the 1982 Ironman

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“When I was a child, my father used to encourage my brother and me to fail. At the dinner table, instead of asking about the best part of our day, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something to tell him, he would be disappointed. When we shared whatever failure we’d endured, he’d high-five us and say, ‘Way to go!’ The gift my father gave us by doing this was redefining what failure truly meant.” ~ Sara Blakely

 

“In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger