“Fail better,” Samuel Beckett commanded, a phrase that has been taken on by business executives as some kind of ersatz wisdom. They have missed the point completely. Beckett didn’t mean failure-on-the-way-to-delayed-success[.] To fail better, to fail gracefully and with composure, is so essential because there’s no such thing as success. It’s failure all the way down.
– Stephen Marche, writing in the New York Times
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Thank you for posting this, in need of a quote like this today.
No probs, Erik – glad it was of use.
Thanks for posting, we don’t talk enough about how to deal with so called failure and what what it can actually teach us as a result.