My passion for the moment (OK, for more than a moment – probably more like a lifetime) has been entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. How can I get my students thinking more creatively, viewing problems as opportunities, rather than just problems? How can I get pharmacy students (who by their nature are perfectionists) OK with trying new things and ideas out and failing? These are the things that keep me up at night.
However, I had the chance this morning between study breaks to catch up on videos at Authors@google on You Tube and caught this one by author and Stanford professor, Tina Seelig. I love her ideas, but my favorite was the last message she left her audience with – which is: Never Miss An Opportunity To Be Fabulous.
I’ll admit, I’m not always fabulous – I have bad days just like everyone else. But I also think along the lines of Go Big or Go Home. That also ties into the failure bit she discusses as well. We need to fail fast and frequently in order to be fabulous.
failure x frequency -> fabulousness
Maybe an F isn’t so bad afterall. But, I’d prefer to not get an F on either my Con Law or Property finals, so I’m going back to work…but try and ruminate on that one – and I hope that you too never turn down an opportunity to be fabulous!