25 March 2013 – Most of us have heard the stories of Michael Jordan not making the cut for his high school basketball team, of 30-year-old Steve Jobs being fired from his own company, or Oprah being told she ''wasn't fit for television".
Stories such as these are etched in the social psyche, perhaps because it is comforting to know that some of the most brilliant among us have had some super-sized blunders. And that they not only survived but thrived.
Also, it is because fear of failure isn't unusual. In fact, it can be considered part of the human condition. So tales of success despite, or more likely because of, magnificent fails continue to catch on.
Read Article at [Sydney Morning Herald].