Failure 101 video reflection
After watching the video of Kathryn Schul (failure 101) I realized that people generally have a difficulty with understanding the problem (question in the video) in the first place. When the audiences were asked about how does being wrong feel like, they all responded to a different question. FAILURE seemed like a MONSTER to most of the people who responded, they all associated it with negative thoughts and emotions. They fear and refuse to fail, because the culture and the way they have been raised looks down upon failing and those who fail. For instance, parents always raise their kids in a way that it’s not acceptable to fail no matter what they are doing, instead of motivating them to get back up and try again whenever they fail.
Below is the link for an article titled “7 reasons you will never do anything amazing with your life”. However, the article contains few words that may not be appropriate for an academic course, thus I added a picture for the points that I want to refer to.
Few days ago I came across this article titled “7 reasons you will never do anything amazing with your life”; shocking and depressing, isn’t it?! Unfortunately, it’s very true and would apply to most of us including myself. I would like to share with you the few of the reasons mentioned in the article that relate to this topic. The first reason is all about the benefits of failing in our lives rather than their drawbacks. People usually think that failing is the end of the world and that they should be ashamed of themselves or blame themselves that they should have done more effort. Sometimes people even stop trying to do what they want because they are just afraid to fail!! They should modify/adjust their perspective about failure, from being a monster to what was mentioned in the article that it is part of the learning process of anything, in our case learning to be creative. “Because as I fail, I learn, and then adjust my course to make sure my path is always forward”
The second reason was actually quite interesting to me. Raymar Tirado mentioned that “you believe that being different is only cool if you’re different in the same way that other people are different.” which, totally contradicts the point of creativity. Creativity should be about thinking out of the box, without boundaries or limits, thus setting norms and rules that we should abide with in the process ruins the whole thing.
Finally I would like to share with you a 2 minutes motivational video about how we should face failure instead of fearing it and how to get back up and move on with what we believe in.