Celebrating Our Failures

A professor from Princeton University recently posted a CV of ‘failures’ on Twitter. Johannes Haushofer who is an assistant professor of psychology argued that our failures are often invisible, while are successes are visible resulting in an impression that our success is effortless and that we are lucky.

We often present ourselves in life and on social media as being successful; we celebrate our successes, we don’t advertise our disappointments and failures. But all our successes are built on a foundation of failure; we would not be the people we are today without them. What makes us successful is our ability to pick ourselves up, recalibrate, and aim for our next goal. What makes us successful is our willingness to give thing ago, to put ourselves out there. Without failure how we would know to enjoy our success?

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