4 Reasons Why Failure IS An Option

Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. These TED speakers explore how failure clears the way for success, in our everyday work, and our innermost lives. Listen to the full episode: http://apple.co/1LdpNyg
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    It can help you find meaning. http://n.pr/2a4NInM
    Writer Lidia Yuknavitch's early failures made her feel unworthy of success. Now, she says, those moments push her to find worth in herself as a writer.
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    It can help lead to innovation and big discoveries. http://n.pr/2amVAgB
    Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.
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    It helps us see that doubt isn’t the enemy. http://n.pr/2a9ynxN
    Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald's core beliefs have failed him. He says he's learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief.
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    It creates stronger systems and products. http://n.pr/2a4NTQe
    Economist Tim Harford identifies similar characteristics in successful industrial and economic systems. They work much better, he says, when they're constantly evolving through trial and error.