4 Lessons I Learned From Facing Failure

After Apollo 13 swept through theaters in 1995, the phrase “Failure is not an option” became the rationalization of every stubborn effort to persevere at all costs, no matter how half-witted the plans were in the first place.

If you’re a trained astronaut attempting a “translunar injection maneuver” in order to save yourself and your crew from an icy death in the outer reaches of space, this may very well be the case. But for the rest of us, failures happen sometimes. That’s fine. The important part is what happens next.