Five or six years ago, I wrote 100 pages of a non-fiction book about failure.
And guess what?
It failed to sell to a publisher!
I love that punch-line — now — but at the time, the failure of my failure book made me feel like a total loser. No one was buying failure at the time as a general topic — even all tarted up with a “positive” title like “Failure: A Love Story,” since failure, especially financial, wasn’t as widespread as it is now. The fact that my own personal economic recession started long before everyone else’s — before the actual and legitimate economic recession — was embarrassing, and alienating. Back then, failure was failure, plain and simple: a shameful little secret you confessed to as few people as possible, not only to preserve your own dignity but also to spare others the discomfort of dealing with your lack of success.
It’s different now!
Failure is cool! Failure is hip!
Failure has had a complete make-over and rebranding!
Failure has become a competitive sport everyone wants to win at! via Failure Is the New Success | Psychology Today.