Title: Failing fast

Reading duration: 20 mins

Skill level: Medium


Failure often encourages a fearful behaviour in people. As a society, we see failure to be detrimental to our success. Ever since we are young, we are taught to avoid failure. In school, we aim to get As, so that we can get into a good university or get a good job offer after college. We avoid getting an ‘F’ like the plague because that would mean we failed at something. As a matter of fact, in the letter grading system, F is the only letter grade which corresponds to the first letter of what it stands for: failure. In this subtle way, the idea that failure is not good for us becomes embedded in our mind and we try to avoid it.

Failing early gives you or the team the opportunity to recover and see hidden or small failures and resolve them quickly.

This article takes you on a journey with Chris Cole learning to nail that 360 flip You can see him try and fail here. Chris’s way of learning is applicable to many areas and this document helps you learn to learn like Chris.