Episode 025 - The Joy of Failure
The Thursday Thesis - 08/12/2016
“The Fine Art of ROWF’ing”
It hit me like a sledgehammer-blow to the side of my head.
One of those “D’oh!” moments – you know the ones: where you wonder how on Earth you never noticed it before.
For me it was the sudden clarity with which I realised that if I asked Life for what I wanted, then I’d open up a channel to receiving it.
Maybe I was having a ThickDay...
All I had to do was open my mouth and give life the chance to say “yes”.
Life said “yes” a few times, and sometimes Life said “No”. The Yeses were great, but the interesting thing was that the no’s were great, too, as I noticed that I didn’t bleed or get arrested for my cheek.
And while they initially felt more like “No, bugger-off!”, I could at least go on to ask for the reasons why not. Once I knew why not, I could make changes before I asked again.
My tiny little brain finally figured out that if I kept on asking questions and making changes, I’d eventually find something that worked and got me what I wanted.
This strategy is what I call “Running Out of Ways to Fail” – ROWFing, for short -and I’ve got it down to an Art-form, now.
Ask, get a refusal, get more information and adapt, then ask again.
Repeat until you run out of ways to fail.
How simple can it be?
Get failing, now, and you’ll get closer to your YES!
Fail Fast, Fail Forward.
Ok, enough said – I’ve gotta go – I’ve got to chalk-up a ton of failures today!
© Neil Cowmeadow 2016
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