“Accelerate your creativity by focusing on successful failure!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
One of my favourite phrases is this: “fail fast, fail often.” It’s a great concept – let’s put it into context. This particular picture is from my opening keynote for the National Automatic Merchandising Association Coffee Tea and Water Show. The screen behind me has the results of a text message poll I just did of the audience as to what holds people back from innovation – and most have answered that it’s too risky to try new ideas.
Yet failure is an option! One of the best ways we learn is from failure. If we follow that line of thinking, the more we fail, the more we learn! So rather than viewing failure in a negative light, we should view it as one of the most positive things we can do!