Failure is Your Greatest Teacher

Steve Jobs quote about death, failure, and success

No one likes to lose but the irony is that losing is often better for us. I love Bruce Springsteen’s music (hate his politics) and I think he covered this idea so well in “Glory Days” where he sings about the high school baseball star who reflects on those days in high school where he probably “peaked,” along with the cute cheerleader who is now divorced and taking care of her kids, alone.

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Dealing with Rejection at #DadChat

Little kid facing rejection

Who hasn’t dealt with rejection in their lives? What parent hasn’t had to console a child over a variety of rejections, whether from a sports team, an audition, or the more common cliques and first-love dramas? BUT, isn’t rejection and its corollary – failure – really an opportunity to grow and learn? Don’t we usually get more from failure than success IF we have the right context in hand? Special co-host Susan Campbell Cross will take on this sometimes painful issue this Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET.

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