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There is no failure… only feedback.

Welcome to what I hope will be an interesting blog post. I’m recording this, once again using Dragon dictation software, but I’m doing it while I do my morning walk. The idea is to just have a free flow of thought. Who knows, it may turn into a garbled mess, but I wanted to give it a try.

I am walking at Wimberley’s Blue Hole Park. It’s a nice cool morning slight breeze – I bet you didn’t know you were going to get a weather report. Ha ha  I am, of course, walking barefoot. (see my earlier posts)

So, what I have discovered, is that dictation is not an effective method of blogging.  For one, I have to stop too many times to verify everything is written correctly. It really leaves me without a train of thought to follow. I can’t really get into a subject because I stop every 20 words or so.

It appears that the best option for something like this, is to just record an audio. Then I have a sound seeing podcast. Again, if you don’t try you don’t know.

That reminds me of something that we sort of started as a family but never really got into it. That is our award for the best failure of the week. The idea is that if you’re not failing, you’re not trying.  What we would do is once a week list all the things we’ve failed that and then will vote as a family and award the best failure the most epic fail.  The prize?  We hadn’t gotten that far – maybe just the satisfaction of knowing you are the King of Failure for the week!

My vote would go towards the person trying the most audacious thing – the person trying to reach outside their box and beyond their comfort level.

So I guess, my first candidate for Fail of the Week would have to be the Fail of the Week contest.

But you know, I’m not going to stop trying. I think there’s some real value to focusing on stuff like this.  I think that when we can make ourselves comfortable with failing, we can really succeed – we can accomplish great things.  And to instill that into our kids would be a great thing

Sure, we need to instill in them good morals and manners but, we also need to instill in our kids that it’s okay to fail at things.  It only means that we’re trying.  And in the end, trying is so important because without it, we won’t accomplish anything.

Well, as an experiment, I guess this blogging via dictation actually works out.  At first, it seemed like I wasn’t going to be able to hold a thought together because of the constant starting and stopping, but I got used to it.

I guess what I felt initially was an epic fail, really wasn’t.  I guess I’m just going to have to find some other ways to fail.

by Chris Doelle