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Failing well #3 : I suck at running

A while back I started discussing the concept of failing well. This means deliberately taking part in activities that aren’t perhaps your strong point, to expose yourself to what it means to fail. I was encouraged to embark on this journey after it became very clear that as a result of my perfectionism and high […]

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Failing well #2: What does it mean to ‘fail’?

Failure can be both an extremely objective and subjective process, depending on certain factors. For example, a big red word ‘FAIL’ on a driving test is an objective failure, or not gaining a high enough percentage to pass in school. Failure is complex, though, which is what I am keen to discuss. You see, as […]

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Failing well #1 : What makes us so scared to fail?

The idea of failing anything scares – no, terrifies me. Why? Well, it makes us feel unworthy, unsuccessful, unqualified. Failing makes us a failure. At least, this is the mindset I carry around with me. Why? Well, something I had never considered until recently is that, actually, if you have had a sever LACK of […]

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Education and our fear of failure

When we are scared of failing, this fear often stems from something, or is exacerbated in a certain environment. For me, this ‘thing’ in which my fear of failure is the greatest, is my experience of education.  Throughout our educational lives, we are tested and categorised in one way or another. Whether that is by […]

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5 simple life lessons that have a lasting impact

When we were younger, we were all told simple pieces of advice by people that we grew up with. For me, the importance of these life lessons has shone through as I’ve grown up, come across more people and situations, and dealt with more problems that life has thrown my way. Here are the life […]