A Failure Resume


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — A failure resume, CV of failures, anti-portfolio, these are just a few of the names that have been given to this document that describes the shortcomings of life. Whether it was a failed presentation or a rejection from a job, researchers are starting to see there is more you can learn from failing. Everyone has come up short in something, but what does failing mean?

A New York Times article suggests writing a failure resume. According to Mental Floss, this kind of resume not only reflects what went wrong, but what you learned from it. Or you can write it like Dr. Melanie Stefan did. She published her own failure resume which lists each success that she has. But under each in another color is the feedback and rejections that she had to endure.  A study by Stanford University showed that parents who gain the mindset that children can learn from their mistakes have children who believe that intelligence is malleable instead of fixed. And a study by Columbia University’s teachers college found that students’ science grades improved after they learned about the struggles of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie.

With tips for creating success one failure at a time. Not every celebrity had a smooth ride to fame. Before Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney created Laugh-O-Gram studios, which went bankrupt. Apple founder Steve jobs was fired from his own company before rejoining again as CEO. And J.K. Rowling was jobless and almost homeless before creating her beloved character and book series, Harry Potter.

Contributor(s) to this news report include: Keon Broadnax, Producer; Jamison Koczan, Videographer and Editor.

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