Sharing, and admitting failure / by Chris Hubbard

Today was DDG day, our monthly pow-wow to discuss the company status, upcoming projects, and allow people to share the interesting things they've discovered. 

Joseph Judd shared some great insights from the book The Rational Optimist which included him mentioning that people should always keep a daily blog. I've kept a blog in the past, and was quite consistent for about a year before hitting a wall. Keeping a journal is a good practice, and I'd like to get back into the habit, which is what I'm doing right now.

Coco shared a series of inspiring company videos. We're working on creating some of these for ourselves at DDG and decided to take a look at what others are doing. I was impressed by this video by BKWLD. I love how they admit that they fail sometimes, don't get everything right, and drop the ball from time to time. We all do, and being able to admit our imperfections and ability to fail is a strength not a weakness. Linkedin profile headlines and bio's proclaiming to be "rockstars" always give me a disingenuous impression. The people I've always looked up to and learned from the most, were those who not only impressed me and inspired me, but those who I imagined I could become as well.

Most of us are far from perfect, and I think it's great to embrace that reality. Not being perfect doesn't mean we don't do outstanding work, it means we go beyond ourselves sometimes, and realized we aren't ready. But we learn, and the next time we do better. Sharing it helps ground us, and bring up others.