Failure should be an option

Just wanted to share a blog post I stumbled over on Seth’s blog. Since it was very short and very good (and I don’t want to lose it), I’ll just quote the whole thing here.

The flip side

It’s impossible to have a coin with only one side. You can’t have heads without tails.

Innovation is like that. Initiative is like that. Art is like that.

You can’t have success unless you’re prepared to have failure.

As soon as you say, “failure is not an option,” you’ve just said, “innovation is not an option.”

Good point and well said! Definitely something to think about. I’d say this applies both in software development and life in general. And probably in a lot of other areas you might think of 🙂