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Behaviour Change Consultant
I am passionate about behaviour change, and even more passionate about behavioural design.
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Superheroes are loved and admired, they do epic things and frequently save the world, and yet their personal lives are usually marked by misunderstanding – so, why not use superheroes as our role models for creativity?
Hmm, i didn't think about it that way - I guess if you get kids used to confronting the word failure they may think about differently for the rest of their life - and Smart Failure definitely sounds better than 'SmartSetback'.
What about Failure = Smart?
Have you looked into the theory of growth mindsetshttp://www.youtube.com/resultssearch_query=growth+mindsets?
Its pretty similar to what you are suggesting and all about telling kids that they more they put themselves out there the smarter they get (it has shown to be incredibly motivating and kids do better in tests when they get these growth messages). I guess this is the direction I am thinking with Failure = Smart
Would it be to daring to say Failure = Smart, Success = stagnation?
Is there something you could do about reframing 'failure'? I love the concept of teaching people its ok to fail, but I also think that the word failure itself makes things sound dramatic, and world is over kind of thing. What about calling it a 'setback'? That way, it makes it easier to see it as a learning experience - you had a setback that momentarily deterred you from your ultimate path of success.