Jan. 17, 2017 by TREC Staff

The Benefits of Failure: 5 TED Talks to Hear after a Setback

Nobody likes to fail. It’s often seen in a harsh and negative light. But what happens when we embrace failure and consider it an opportunity to learn, reflect and regroup?

These insightful talks can help you pick yourself up after a setback and grow toward success.

Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career.

In this blunt talk, Smith calls out the excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure.

Find out the secret to creating an environment where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring new ideas.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

Lewis asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. But is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

Kathryn Schulz: Don’t regret regret.

We’re encouraged to live life without regret. But Schulz makes a compelling argument for embracing our regrets.