Life is a Mystery

28 March 2008

Failing forward

My brother was in town this week and Mary had the wonderful idea of bringing some of her students and their friends together to talk with him. We had a great evening talking about entrepreneurship, church, spirit, and failure. One of the wonderful phrases Christopher uses is “failing forward.” Failure can’t be avoided, in fact failure is necessary to success, but he likes to try to fail forward, to at least end up somewhere new as a result of his failure.

Today Mary passed along a blog post by Ryan, who was with us yesterday. This post references a wonderful clip of Ira Glass talking about the importance of killing crap and failing forward.

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Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org