How To Avoid Failure & Criticism

A quick guide to avoiding failure and criticism.

How to Avoid Failure and Criticism

Also see how these fleas are genetically wired to avoid failure and disappointment:

Alternatively, you may wish to go off-piste and “Escape the circus and live beyond the limits of the imaginary lid”. But don’t say I didn’t warn you!

“Life is a daring adventure, or it is nothing”

- Helen Keller

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams


This awesome lecture from Randy Pausch has clocked up quite a few views on Youtube (13 million at the time of writing). It's over an hour long but well worth it. Some nuggets that I love from the late Randy Pausch, who is delivering this lecture … [Continue reading]

A Leap of Faith


Some people have some complex hobbies. Like pole-vaulting. I'm sure there is a structured way of learning pole-vaulting so that you build up to your first 'vault' in gradual steps. But at some point you will have to bite the bullet and go for it. … [Continue reading]

Close Calls with the Grim Reaper


Life is short. Life is precious. It could end at any second. … [Continue reading]

Carpe Diem

Morning Sunrise

Asking someone “What would you do if you only had 6 months to live?” is a common method to elicit someone’s true desires, to cut through the noise and find out what they really want to do. In the same spirit, the phrase Carpe Diem or … [Continue reading]