Ever tried, ever failed. No matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.
— Samuel Beckett


We know that failure plays a crucial role in success. It’s how we learn. But there's one group of people who find it especially hard to accept and embrace the lessons of failure: perfectionists.

A recent study by the University of Bath suggests perfectionism has increased by 33% since the 1980s and that millennials are the greatest perfectionists of all.

A KCL study of perfectionism defines it as:

  • Fear of failure.

  • Fear of making mistakes.

  • Fear of disapproval.

  • All or nothing thinking (If it’s not worth an A*, it’s not worth anything).

  • Over-emphasis on should must and ought.

  • Never good enough (comparing others’ overnight success to your own slog).

So how can we get better at failing?

The masterclass

In this game-changing masterclass, participants will explore their approach to failure through a new lens.

Our aim is to help participants build the confidence to fail better.

They will explore how past experience of failure has shaped them – the strengths they have developed, the limiting beliefs they have acquired and how these might be holding them back.

We will share tools and techniques to challenge these beliefs and build a more resilient approach to failure.


30 April 2019
from 9am-10:30am
Soho House.