Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.
- Marilyn Monroe
It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.
- Zig Ziglar
I am struck by how sharing our weaknesses and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.
- Jean Vanier
It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.
- Ellen DeGeneres
I’d rather be a failure in something that I love than a success in something that I hate.
- George Burns
We are all failures – at least the best of us are.
- J.M. Barrie (creator of Peter Pan)
The series brings together exceptional speakers who will share their honest observations about the failures they have experienced and the redemptive lessons learned. Each program will highlight a national keynote speaker and a local figure who will tell their tales of failure, and an academic speaker who can shed light on the psychology, sociology or science behind failure.
The next Failing Forward Conversation scheduled for September 26 was postponed and is in the process of being rescheduled. We will announce the new date as soon as as possible.
As a part of the Failing Forward Conversation Series, we hosted an informal Failing Friday gathering on July 12 to help promote a dialogue about failure as a significant and potentially fruitful human experience. Video stories from the evening can be seen here. Our next Failing Friday will be October 18 at 4:30 pm. The public discussion will be facilitated by executive director David M. Thompson.