“by then I’d figured out the gift of failure, which is that it breaks through all that held breath and isometric tension about needing to look good: it’s the gift of feeling floppier.” – Anne Lamott
By Ann Chen
As a Chinese-American, I’ve grown up in a culture that values “saving face” and rewards perfection and success. I’ve seen this play out not only in my academic/professional life, but in my ministry and in my personal relationships.
One thing that I’ve grown to embrace more is a willingness to fail.
Or perhaps it’s not the willingness. It’s the acceptance that I’ve failed. Many times. And I continue to fail.
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