Struggle and failure: necessary before hope


A few quotes from another excellent talk by Brene Brown (who I’ve quoted before):

Hope is not a way of feeling. Hope is a way of thinking. …And it’s 100% teachable.

The people who have the highest levels of hope have the most experience of failure.

One of the things that’s happened in our culture is we are not letting our children have any experiences of failure. No experiences of “hard work > failure > more hard work > success.”


Photo has been modified; original source: Duncan on flickr


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