You are asking the impossible

“You are asking the impossible.”

“So that’s a ‘no’?”

“It’s more of an ‘I’ll try my best’.”

Neil Gaiman, Marvel 1602

Sometimes we need to prepare the people we work with for the possibility that we will fail in the task we are working on. It is not a reason to stop working on it. It is a chance to push the edges of what we know and what we think is possible. It is here that we learn the most, we might even learn more if we fail. The challenge is to create an organization that sees failure as something to learn from instead of trying to find someone to blaim.