Tell me your stories of failure.
April 2, 2010 7:14 AM Subscribe
Did you take a risk and fail? How did it turn out?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (17 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
After a long, frustrating job search, I am now starting to seriously think about trying to make a go of it doing independent work in my field. I'm fairly young, but I have a diversity of work experiences, I've done some of the type of consulting I'm looking to get into, and I have a Master's degree. Perhaps this is not a completely crazy idea, but I am pretty risk averse and it scares the bejeezus out of me.
I have heard enough tales about how Joe Schmo took a chance on his dream and *voila!* it led to crazy success, riches, and happiness. I'm guessing this is not the norm. So, I want to hear your stories of failure. Did you take a real risk that didn't turn out how you planned? At all? Why didn't it work? What did you learn? Knowing what you know now, would you do it again?
Help me explore/confront my fear of failure!