Blog: Explaining Away Failure - 2010-04-20

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F0.png Explaining Away Failure April 20, 2010, Jefferson Hawkins, Leaving Scientology

You can always continue to claim "success" if you can explain away your failures.

Let's say that you've told all of your friends that you're a brilliant pianist. You aren't, you can barely play chopsticks, but you've told them that to impress them. Then you're at a party and someone asks you to play. You sit down at the piano and pick away at the keys for a minute. It's obvious you can't play. But all is not lost! No, you can explain away your failure. Here are a few examples:

1. I'm having an off day, not feeling very well.