Get them talking:
What’s something you’ve failed at recently?
Have you gone back and tried again?
What did you learn from your failure?
Keep them talking:
Can you think of a time when you overcame repeated failures before you finally mastered a new skill or tool? Tell me about that.
We all hate to fail — and yet, failing is inevitable when we learn new skills. How does our fear of failure hold us back?
Points to consider:
Failure is a vital, inevitable part of learning.
As coaches, mentors and teachers, we have to create safe to fail situations — opportunities to try new things without too much risk.
Thomas Edison had it right: after trying 10,000 versions of his new lightbulb design without success he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”