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Ready to share you best story of failure in the year 2013?

by C:F Team on 30th December, 2013 at 3:34 PM CEST

Nelson Mandela has said “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the things we maybe need most in this world. My best #fail story of the year 2013 as last C:F quick expert challenge for the year 2013, but also the first one to dive us in 2014 as well, aims to extract a special sort of knowledge via story-sharing. The world is ready to have this knowledge extracted, and the question is are you ready and challenged to share YOUR story? 

Everyone fails, younger or older, but the true challenge comes when we are to learn from our failures. The most important challenge to understand fear and failure paths the way to progress. Sharing stories on failure as a community offers the potential of building a community more open to entrepreneurial activities and effectively encouraging risk, change and responsibility.

Need some tips to start…?

As soon as you start the contemplation process on what was your best #fail story for the year 2013, think of some of the following questions that could help you narrate it first:

1. What is the general story you would like to share?
2. How fear influenced the outcome, the end result of your story?
3. How did it feel to fail?
4. Change the perspective: How do you see your story and the experience it holds from distance (3rd person narrator)?
5. After you have gone over these questions, how do you feel? Is it an experience of its own to think about the failure you have been through?
6. What is your community understanding of success?
7. What is your personal understanding of success?
8. What does your closest friends and family think of your story?
9. Can you possibly identify a miss-match between understanding success and failure from your side and the side of your surrounding (culture, family, work environment, friends)?

Retell the story, reshape it! See it from few perspectives! What is the most invaluable piece of wisdom which you can extract from all the questions answered? As much as you will avoid stereotyping “failure” down to something that is “failure” and “failure” only, you will push yourself to the “learning zone” and might inspire others as well to do the same. Think of how real and how meaningful this story is for you? And don’t be shy to share!

Think of “failure” maybe as the healthiest past-time being in life-threatening circumstances. By retelling your story you are giving a brand new birth, a brand new start. And it’s true, there is no better way to start-a-new than to fail miserably sometimes.

Done with narration of your story? It’s time you frame it in 5-7 slides and DIVE IN HERE

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Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

superb article regarding QC

8th January, 2014 @ 10:05 AM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

So, who is ready to share, to go in first five submissions? :)))

8th January, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CEST

Ami Choubey

Ami Choubey

I will share mine.

14th January, 2014 @ 10:30 AM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

I definitely will submit my QC because for me FAILURE IS NEVER AN OPTION IN LIFE.

17th January, 2014 @ 8:31 PM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

Shared mine!:)

20th January, 2014 @ 8:43 PM CEST

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