Failure, Get Used to it as not failure

Ed Catmull, co founder of Pixar

In a fear-based, failure-averse culture, 

people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk. 

They will seek instead to repeat something safe 

that’s been good enough in the past. 

 

Their work will be derivative, 

not innovative.

 

 But if you can foster a 

positive 

understanding of failure, 

the opposite will happen.”

 

 

 

Does this have something to do with whether or not

special needs children change?

 

Yes.

On the child’s part,

especially as they’ve been taught failure over and over 

by being given tasks they can’t do

 

and by parents,

afraid of one more mistake,

sticking to something that barely works,

and not breathing into the possibility

of real miracles

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