"...I’ve never liked this embrace of failure. We learn as much from our successes as from our failure and I suspect we learn much more. Besides, I failed a lot in school. I didn’t test all that well and didn’t get straight As. Failure made me feel awful... It has serious consequences. Get labelled a “Failure” and it can ruin your life.... be aware of the fallacy of failure. It is celebrated only when you succeed. If you continue to fail, you’re going to be— A Failure. So the fetishism of failure really means you can fail a couple of time—two or three or maybe three times— but no more. How many entrepreneurs are celebrated for their sixth or seventh try?"
I love the idea that "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." However, in business life, I cringe whenever coworkers extoll "virtues" like "Fail fast. Fail often." Um... doesn't that just mean you wasted a lot of precious time cleaning up messes? What's wrong with thinking through a problem, planning for possible roadblocks, and succeeding?!?
A failure shouldn't keep you from moving forward, but failure also shouldn't be a goal.
In my kitchen
I had overripe bananas, so this week I turned them into tropical multigrain muffins, using essentially the same batter recipe that I use for multi-grain pumpkin pecan muffins . I swapped out the pumpkin with mashed banana, a quarter cup of drained and crushed canned pineapple, and I added a sprinkle of coconut flakes to the batter.