I have just returned from a 3 day trip to Guernsey and when I had a 1:1 chat with a Year 7 boy I found myself using the heading of this blog. Put simply too many of us define ourselves by an event where we may have failed. Some exams, a relationship, a redundancy, being dropped from a team…..the list could go on forever. However the simple and extraordinary fact remains: a failed event defines us, corrodes our confidence and limits us as people. I like the ‘bitter or better’ approach and often our setbacks/ failures – can make us BETTER, rather than defining and weakening us. A huge challenge – I know!
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