I talk about failure a lot these days.

I  find it empowering and necessary. I find it quite hard to do.

The other day someone asked me for a list of my weekly failures and I started to say this:

“I regret not calling up this guy I liked and letting him know that I’d love to see him again.”

The person looked at me and said this:

“That’s not a failure. That’s a regret.”

“Aren’t they the same thing?”

“No. Regret makes you human. Failure makes you a hero.”

Jen Glantz Speaks at a NYC Brunch for Entrepreneurs from Jen Glantz on Vimeo.

I’m Jen Glantz. I’ve been a published writer for over 13 years, spilling my words into magazines (ranging from style to scuba diving), newspapers, websites and even this one time, a speech, for someone who didn’t speak a word of English. What drives my words, my site, my writing, is the power of relating to people. I find that many people, especially young girls, feel so alone and quite often they feel embarrassed. I want to shatter those feelings! I want them to read what I write and understand that it’s okay to be a little outside of the box, but most importantly, that it is okay to just be who they are.

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