We start season 17 with an overview of what to expect. This season will focus on using failures to gain success. Too much is made of the road to success without pointing out the learning that got someone there. The stories of this season will hopefully provide more examples of how a failure or mistake was just part of the journey to success.

The Source Of Using Failures To Gain Success

Scott Adams wrote a book called “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” that narrates us through many missteps on his way to success. There is a chapter where he lists a lot of mistakes and some of substantial size. That is where I saw the topics for this season start to line up. So many situations could have been seen as only a setback instead of a stepping stone for later success. I think a positive attitude towards our challenges is in itself the key to success.

Learn From Our Mistakes 

It is common to hear about how we should learn from our mistakes. However, there are not enough specific examples in self-help books or other guides to success. While each of us has our strengths and weaknesses, there are many lessons learned that we can share. The goal for these episodes is to point out such situations and a “moral to the story” for each. These are not to the level of “Aesop’s Fables” but are also more modern and specific in nature.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences as well as a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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