I propose that we all get together with friends (or one friend, whatever) and tell each other every way that we’ve failed this week (or month, year, lifetime). Literally, I want to have a “Fail Day.”
Each disappointment, rejection, toe stub and laundry mishap would be at least mentioned, if not, potentially, discussed at great length. Then we should toast to these failures. After all, these failures are every bit as much a part of us as those elusive successes would be (might be, could be). Why should success be the only thing that gets champagne toasting? Screw that! Raise a glass to the miserable failures. Maybe raise two glasses. Or three.
And then, we’ll move on. In theory, we will be cleansed of our need to endlessly run the failures through our minds. There will be no more ruminating on how if we had just done one thing differently, or got out of one situation sooner…. These failures will be toasted and gone.
Do I know that’s how it will actually work? Hell, no. This could be yet another failure to add to the pile. BUT if it does work, our lives will be better for it. If it doesn’t work, we all get a little champagne which should make getting by the failures a little less painful (if you don’t count the potential hangovers, of course).
I’m planning mine for February 23rd (which is a total surprise to the person I’m actually seeing on the 23rd, so that should be fun for her). It would make me glow with the effervescent joy of failure, if you all would join me on the 23rd in planning your own failure days. Seriously– spread the word. If you can’t do the 23rd– well, add that to your list of failures on the day you do sit down with a friend (or friends) to do this. See! This is practically a movement already.
What do you say? Let’s have a “Fail Day”!
(hashtag pilot season)
P.S. Just found out that October 13 is already failure day in some countries. hmmmm Yeah, I can’t wait that long. I’m sticking with the 23rd of February. The good news is I’m betting I’ll be ready for another one of these by the time October rolls around.
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