Orrin on Learning Through Failure
In light of Orrin Woodward’s latest post titled Leaders Learn From Failure, I want to highlight one of my first posts on this site (way back in July, 2008!). I agree on the general point that one can learn from failure; in my case, my utter failure at building a profitable Amway/Quixtar business prompted me to move onto more successful opportunities.
Orrin states that he wants to create an environment within LIFE where someone can continually fail:
LIFE provides both the leadership principles and a community for people to practice application. If a person does his best and fails, it isn’t an issue, since everyone is failing and learning continuously. Do you have a community that provides a grace filled environment to apply your leadership?
LIFE provides a safe environment to listen, apply, and fail, so a person can ultimately learn.
Note: Learn is not a synonym for succeed.
In Orrin’s system, one never truly learns the lesson that failure is mathematically predicted by the LIFE business opportunity. I thought people got into this business to make money???
Ponder on this as you read my story on how I succeeded by failing. Be sure to read the stories of ex-TEAM members and readers of this site too!
Here is a video of Orrin talking about failure and competence: