Hello, my name is Hayk and I am going to talk about failures. Why failures? What failures? Why me?
Failures because there is countless number of websites, individuals out there on the Web, at business conferences, during political rallies, and simply at any avenue where human activity takes place that talk about successes. It is normal. Success is something we all aspire in our everyday lives, in achievement of our goals. We are inspired, motivated and driven by successes of others. Our line of thinking is simple – if we find “secret formula” or get a glimpse of major factors causing success, be it personal or professional, we might then be able to imitate or adopt it to extent where our own affairs will improve and we will feel ourselves achieving our objectives and gaining higher grounds. Failures, on the other hand, are not easy to cope with, learn from, or let go. Failures are taken at their negative face value and as such are usually shun and rubbed under carpet. Many prefer to forget than to review and learn from them. Sites documenting failures are scarce, if any, biased, and full of stereotypical and prejudgmental conclusions. This blog will attempt to balance things out.
Failures I will discuss here vary in subject matter, scope and nature. Personal, business, political failures will feature here. I will draw on history, politics, economics, psychology, physiology, etc.
Well, I am no expert in failure management (I coined the term, it seems?) nor I am expert in history, economics or any other discipline I am going to talk about in this blog. What makes me qualified to talk about failures? Well, nothing, really. I am merely going to document failures in as balanced and objective way as possible. I will leave “lessons learnt” and “conclusions” to you. I am a mere scribe, if you prefer.
So let’s begin, then?