Learn to fail

Have you ever made a mistake? Of course you have.


No one gets through life without making at least one, and most of us make lots of them... everyday. 


Mistakes are a fact of life that we all must deal with, but not everyone deals with their mistakes in the same way.


Some people excuse them, while others pretend they never happened. A few will actually admit to them and try to learn a lesson from the experience; but no matter how you look at it, a mistake is usually considered negative. 


At this point you're probably expecting a pep talk: "Stay positive." "Keep trying." "Don't beat yourself up."


I hate to disappoint you, but that's not what we are all about. 


I recently read an article in Forbes magazine titled "Great Leaders Learn to Fail Without Becoming a Failure". In it the author, Brent Gleeson, reminds us that no one is perfect and that: "Mistakes don’t define us. How we learn from them does."


He goes on to tell us how challenging it was to change careers and how often he found himself exhibiting "the traits you find on those lists of 'what not to do'". The ultimate lesson from the article though is this: failing at something doesn't make you a failure. 


At Wipebook, we have the same philosophy. Mistakes are a part of life, and many times success can't come until we have made more than a few.


Learning what not to do teaches us what we can do; what will work, and hence, what we can achieve.


And that's why we developed the Wipebook. So use it to explore your possibilities: jot down ideas, work through problems, sketch out plans; then keep what works and erase or wipe away what doesn't.


It's that simple. You can make mistakes knowing that it's a learning process and you only have to keep what works for you.


LEARN TO MAKE MISTAKES! LEARN TO FAIL! It's good for you. Trust me.