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FoMoF: Fear of Missing Out Failure.

Why the only fear associated with failure should be a fear of missing its importance as a vital part of the development process.

Adopt a FOMO(F) attitude to failure, not because it should be avoided but because it holds some of the greatest lessons we can learn.


Failure is commonly seen as a negative outcome, but it holds immense potential for personal growth and innovation. By thinking differently about failure and seeing it as a valuable learning opportunity we can approach it with a growth mindset and embrace its benefits.






By adopting a growth mindset, we acknowledge that failure is not a permanent state but rather a temporary setback. View it as a steppingstone towards improvement and innovation. When we stop fearing failure we can appreciate its potential for growth. By analysing the reasons behind it, identifying areas for improvement, and adjusting our approach accordingly.


This iterative process of learning from failure helps us refine our strategies and increases our chances of success.


Failure also builds resilience and perseverance. When we face setbacks, we have an opportunity to develop resilience by bouncing back and persisting despite challenges. It strengthens our ability to adapt, problem-solve, and overcome obstacles in the future.


Spur innovation and creativity.


When conventional approaches don't yield the desired results, we are forced to think outside the box, explore alternative solutions, and challenge existing assumptions. Some of the most groundbreaking inventions and discoveries have emerged from a series of failures, as they pushed individuals to question conventional wisdom and explore new avenues.


To truly harness the creative potential of failure, it is important to create an environment that encourages risk-taking and embraces the lessons learned from failures. Organizations that foster a culture of learning, where failures are seen as opportunities for growth, tend to be more innovative and adaptable. By reframing failure in this way, we can create a mindset that empowers us to persevere, learn from our mistakes, and ultimately achieve the success we strive for.


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