Working with a scientist I was surprised to hear them say that they expect to fail more than they succeed, and also fascinated by the notion that every failure takes him a step closer to finding the answer to a solution. And in one fell swoop it blew out of the water the phrase I’d known… Read More It is ok . . .
A 6 minute-read: So you think you’re an imposter by Lauren Laverne.
“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time” Herbert Bayard Swope
Adrian Furnham PhD asks whether setbacks and failures make or break you. Well worth a read – The Benefits of Adversity (18 November 2016).
In Harvard’s 2008 commencement speech, J K Rowling almost gave us permission to fail. And elsewhere, Imperial College’s Dr John Tregoning’s thoughts on failure in academia remind me that failure is something so many of us can identify with. So borrowing with pride from Dr Tregoning’s suggested coping strategies for building mental resilience when failure hits, I’ve generalised his… Read More Failing well . . .
“The truly incompetent, in short, rarely worry about being truly incompetent . . . if you’re sufficiently self-aware to worry that you might be a fraud… you may well not be.” Oliver Burkeman
What might you do tomorrow to make sure your door is always open?
I like words. I learnt some new ones the other day: data rot and link decay. Ouch. I’m guessing they made it into the dictionary fairly recently, or at least into a more technical dictionary than the one I’m used to. And if you were wondering, they roughly translate as this:… Read More Looking after you . . .