The question, “What do I do if someone fails?” is totally delusional. Because everybody fails.

Failure is not “if,” but “when.”

Out of failure comes learning, growth and the next iteration.

What if, instead of pretending failure won’t happen, we learn to fail well by:

  • treating failure with the reverence it deserves,
  • acting with kindness when we fail and when others fail, and
  • celebrating who we become next after a fail.

Don’t deny failure, embrace it. Take the sting out of it by facing the reality that failure will and MUST happen.

Treat failure like the normal, wonderful, human ignition process it is.

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Kay Coughlin, CEO and Chief Facilitator of Facilitator on Fire, has a dream to create a world that is generously inclusive of all adult generations. The best place to connect with Kay is on Instagram. Or, listen to Kay on the "From One Caregiver to Another" weekly podcast.

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