Glamorizing failure and perseverance
Champions don’t lose, they run out of time, I heard my daughter’s tennis coach and mentor say.
There are hundreds of other quotes and stories on the topic of perseverance and the benefits of failing.
Of course, where there is a de-facto failure, it helps to find comfort in knowing that others failed too and then recovered and succeeded; it helps to receive words of encouragement from your mentors and family.
Still, I often think that the concepts of failure and perseverance are glamorized and rationalized in a…