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Trying to Fail as a Strategy for Success

Why pursuing failure led to one of my most productive years

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One of the most productive periods of my life was when I had a mantra of trying to fail. A paradoxical construct, but one that ended up being very useful to me over the next year.

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J.J. Pryor

J.J. Pryor

Traveler | Ex-pat | Failing polymath | Career generalist | Frumpy snarky dude who’s interested in far too many topics | PB&T creator | Top 1000 Writer

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