“If I have learned one thing from this shockingly beautiful venture called life, it is this: failure has taught me lessons I would never otherwise have understood. Learning how to fail is actually learning how to succeed better – and everyone needs a bit of that.”Elizabeth Day
As a divorced 38 year old woman who still had no kids, Elizabeth found herself dealing with yet another gut wrenching breakup and realised that she was not anywhere near where she life imagined she would have. Taking stock of her life, Elizabeth started a podcast which became very popular, and landed her a book deal to talk about her raw and emotional experiences with failure. Far from a sob story, How to Fail explores how she was able to turn things going wrong into valuable life lessons.
I found the chapters on Dating very funny, and Elizabeth also covers things like career, friendships and wanting to be a parent. She has a relaxed writing style and ties all of her chapters together into a common theme – overcoming failure.
I think this is a very valuable lesson that anyone on the path to Financial Independence should learn, because ultimately the path to Financial Independence is paved with failure! Learning to look at these stumbles as a positive learning experience and growing for them is going to be key to making your financial journey a success – so keep at it, and turn your failures into valuable life lessons too!