Dancing in the rain - Failure

  • Life is unfair, but that’s a good thing. If it were fair, things would go even worse for you.” – Tweet of God

The “learning to dance in the rain” is an oft repeated adage, but Seth Godin brings the notion to life and pushes it to the edge in his post – Kicking and screaming (vs. singing and dancing) …

  • “Unfair things happen. You might be diagnosed with a disease, demoted for a mistake you didn’t make, convicted of a crime you didn’t commit. The ref might make a bad call, an agreement might be abrogated, a partner might let you down. Our instinct is to fight these unfairnesses, to succumb if there’s no choice, but to go down kicking and screaming. We want to make it clear that we won’t accept injustice easily, we want to teach the system a lesson, we want them to know that we’re not a pushover. But will it change the situation? Will the diagnosis be changed, the outcome of the call be any different? What if, instead, we went at it singing and dancing? What if we walked into our four-year prison sentence determined to learn more, do more and contribute more than anyone had ever dreamed? What if we saw the derailment of one path as the opportunity to grow or to invent or to find another path? This is incredibly difficult work, but it seems far better than the alternative.”
     

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