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On Failure : how to succeed at defeat

On Failure : how to succeed at defeat


 A reassuring guide on how to overcome failure, teaching us that we can learn to fail well

This is a hopeful, consoling, gentle book about failure. Our societies talk a lot about success, but the reality is that no one gets through life without failing - in small and usually also in large ways. Sometimes our failures are very obvious, at other times, we feel we have to conceal them out of shame. This book encourages us to accept the role that failure plays for all of us and to feel compassion for ourselves for the messes we can't help but make as we go through our lives.

Our societies talk a lot about how to succeed: we'd end up so much wiser and calmer if we learnt how to cope better with the more likely scenario of failure. This is a book packed with dignified, sensible, kindly suggestions about how to approach failure: how to deal with friends, how to cope with enemies, how to endure regret, how to pick oneself up, how to accept oneself despite one's flaws, and how to endure and thrive in new, less than ideal circumstances.

Product details

  •  Hardback | 216 pages
  •  136 x 204 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  •  United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  1912891670
  •  9781912891672

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