A while back, people from the tech world began postulating about the value of failure. The context was that failure may not be a waste if the lessons can be built upon. One should never use “fear of failure” as an excuse not to do something.
The problem is that now people are talking about failure as if it is a good thing, something to be pursued. It isn’t.
FAILURE IS BAD.
If someone fails once, no biggie. If they fail more often, maybe it is because they don’t have the chops to proceed. Maybe they just suck.
Failure teaches you what doesn’t work. It doesn’t always teach you what does work. You may do something wrong, but if you adjust, you haven’t failed.
If you have truly failed, you need to not only analyze what went wrong, but why you didn’t see it in time. Why didn’t, or couldn’t, you adjust.
Most likely, you need help to learn the right way. Depending on the failure, you may need to add someone on your team.
Better yet, think on your weaknesses, we all have them, and act to get people on your team who can compensate.
Failure is to be avoided. It is a bad thing. Failure isn’t the end of the world, but if you decide that you are willing to fail, you likely will.