I read this post from Rob Jones this morning which got me thinking about a failure I had recently. I don’t like admitting to failure. I don’t like failing. Not when it’s something I should be getting right. It’s my day job after all, and I get paid to do this job well. So when I don’t, it weighs on my mind.
When I think back on it (and to be honest I knew this as the training finished), it was my own arrogance. You see I didn’t prepare for the session properly. It was a topic I’ve delivered before, and was (overly)confident in my ability to just go ahead with no plan or agenda. This is where alarm bells should have started ringing for me.
I winged it basically. For three hours. Oof. That’s just bad cricket. I don’t have a lot more to say on this failure. It’s something which I can rectify and there is a clear opportunity to make good. And, if I do it better, a really good opportunity to ensure learning has happened.
Cheers Rob, for the reminder that we can and should fail, even if it’s a hard pill to swallow.