Failure

Why Failure Can Be The Path To Success

Simon Webster | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Webster

September marks the date that the aptly named Museum of Failure closes. It displayed more than 70 products and services from around the world. They included those from well-known brands such as a Harley-Davidson perfume, Bic for Her, the Apple Newton, Google Glass, and Kodak Digital Cameras.

GCSEs Will Not Define Your Success - Or Failure

Jayden Powell | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jayden Powell

As a GCSE student this year, I felt as if I was in the same boat as thousands of students across the country - a boat that felt like it was sinking at some point during exam season. I was fed up, tired, bored and couldn't wait to finish the long months that swallowed up my time.

Is Your Child Unhappy With Their Exam Successes?

Cai Graham | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

For many families across the UK, the dust is beginning to settle. This week sees the end of the exam season where many young people have been receiving their results for University Finals, A2/AS levels and most recently, GCSEs.

Success And Failure: Keeping Perspective During The Exam Season

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

Firstly, will the new system itself be judged as a success or a failure? This year's students will be receiving a somewhat confusing spread of number and letter grades. The claim for a new GCSE system was that it would help drive up standards. The tougher subject specifications were meant to make courses more demanding.

Why We Need To Make More Mistakes

Courtenay Pipkin | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Courtenay Pipkin

When we put our head above the parapet and strive for something bigger and better, naturally we dream that it will be a success, but it's no fun if it's too easy and that is when we begin to get complacent. How boring would life be in a world where everything went our way? We will never strive for more when what we've got appears to be sufficient.

Steps To Success

Caragh Little | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

So they've opened a Museum of Failure, now, and lots of us probably feel as though we ought to be exhibits.

How Do We Prepare Our Children For Failure?

Joanne Gray | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

Simply, you can't. I certainly wasn't prepared. I knew after my exams that my chances of achieving what was necessary were slim but I hoped I was wrong. Isn't that what we all do? Hold on to hope. Even if our son messes it up, he will rage for a bit, get hysterical but until the verdict is delivered on the morning of 17th August he will still hold onto hope.

The Different Masks That We Wear

Marcus Brown | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself; everyone else is taken." Although it's a great idea to just be ourself, one of our greatest fears is to show our true ...

On Failure, Depression And Beating The Odds Through Creativity

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Just as vulnerability is helpful in the right doses, so is failure.

On Success! And Failure...

Ruby Wax | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Hurrah!!! A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled became number one in the first week of its life in paperback. Thank you all... I'm celebrating now but ...

How To Shield Your Work From Doubt Damage

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Belief gets a bad rap. It's a very unpopular concept in these secular times, but the (obvious) thing is: we believe things whether we want want to or not. If we can at least accept that's true, we can start to take control of our beliefs, and make them work for us. But accepting they exist is the big first step.

How To Keep Up momentum On Your Projects

Leila Johnston | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Experiencing explosive creativity in every direction is one of the great things about living in these connected times. But just because we can, doesn't mean we should. Indeed, the trend with some creative projects now seems to be heading towards 'anthologies', and there's a 'quality over quantity' vibe starting to emerge.

Guvna B On Overcoming A Failed Album And Becoming A MOBO Award Winner

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

In the run up to releasing his second album ‘Odd 1 Out,’ Guvna B remembers thinking “this might be the one that just takes me above that glass c...

Social Media Kills Happiness

Esther Dark | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Dark

Seeing friends announcing their success is a guaranteed way to make you feel worse. Once you feel secure in yourself, or have made a firm plan from a setback, there's far less chance of a comparison-induced panic. Remember social media is a choice, not an obligation.

Celebration List

Esther Dark | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Dark

Many of us rely on our organisational prowess: sticky notes and to-do lists clutter our workspaces in a bid to stay on top of our ever-growing workloads. But what happens after a project finishes?

Redundancy - To Hell And Back To The Future

Cerys Aedy | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

These days I'm hearing more and more about the stress and heartache redundancy brings, so I decided to write a very personal piece reflecting the gamut of emotions I experienced whilst going through this very same process.

To Accept Defeat Doesn't Mean Failure

Cerys Aedy | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

We all have our own way of doing things, our own internal rule book, if you like, and we don't take too kindly to other people or situations messing that up. Holding on to a set vision in the face of challenging circumstances is, in most cases, a sure path to disappointment, anger, resentment and a variety other negative emotions.

Why I Encourage My Daughters to Collect Failures

Sarah Newton | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

My daughter's mental health and the mental health of every girl I work with are far more important that any illusion of perfection, however rational and sensible it may seem.

Teach our Teens to Love Failure

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Wright

When you stuff up, do the wrong thing, say the wrong thing, swim the wrong stroke, what emotions do you feel? You might feel shame, embarrassment, mortification, anger, frustration, and the undeniable urge to give up!

A Reflective Guide to Getting Sh*t Wrong - The Right Way

Najite Phoenix | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Najite Phoenix

I feel that sometimes we need reminding that we are natural conduits for the rivers of life's potential. But with our minds and society constantly imposing limiting social norms, ideals and expectations - there's a lot in this world that can stop the natural flow of our growth, learning, contentment and ultimately allowing this potential to manifest.

From Old Masters to Fresco Disasters - Celebrating the Glory of Failure

Phil Edgar-Jones | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Phil Edgar-Jones

I became really interested in the subject of failure when I was watching my daughter make the transformation from a child unfettered by the constraints of grown-up measurement to one consumed by anxiety over GCSE exams - from glorious freedom of imagination to a dread of failure.

It's OK to Fail

Luke Cameron | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

We are conditioned into thinking that success is good and failure is bad. But the truth of the matter is, that failure isn't bad - it's actually a very good thing. It is through failing that we learn and grow; we understand our limitations, our true ambitions and our inner most desires.

Why You Should Want Your Kids to Fail

Laura Clark | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Clark

My children are both at school now and are each becoming more independent on an almost daily basis. This is great! It shows they have not only the confidence to make their own decisions, but some confidence that these decisions are the right ones.

What Motherhood Has Taught Me About Failure

Aimee Foster | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

In motherhood, I fail often. Sometimes I shout more than I should, I may cry, burn dinner or not even find the time to cook a proper dinner at all. Some days I'm distracted, the laundry baskets are overflowing and at times the kids watch too much TV. Occasionally I just want to run and hide.

The Importance of Learning to Fail

Kathryn Berens | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Allowing failure, embracing it even, and building up self-esteem are not mutually exclusive. It is perfectly possible to do both and I would argue if we don't allow our children to fail on occasion and learn from that, then the self-esteem we spend years nurturing is very precarious indeed and at great risk of disintegrating in the adult world.