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The Art of Failing

We learn by doing. And failing. The angels whisper to us, but in the end every soul is a scientist—learning by seeing how things turn out. Failure is completely acceptable because—as with every experiment—failure reveals what isn‘t true and what doesn’t work.

We learn from failure. Our lives are rightly full of it. There is no other teacher whose lessons are so clear, so convincing. The guides and the masters are interpreters—showing what happened and why. But we are here for one reason: to learn to be the architects of the next universe.

Matthew McKay
by Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay is a clinical psychologist and a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. In 1979, he cofounded Haight Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco and served as its clinical director for twenty-five years. Currently he serves as the director of the Berkeley Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic. He has explored spiritual and afterlife issues in two previous books: Why? and Your Life on Purpose. He is also the author of professional and self-help psychology books, including Thoughts & Feelings, Messages, Mind and Emotions, Self-Esteem, Prisoners of Belief, and many others.

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