Failure, Struggle & Growth


This interactive seminar gives students an opportunity to learn form past failure and disappointment and to envision a future of hope and exciting challenge. Drawing on the work of Joseph Campbell and ‘The Hero’s Journey’, students explore the common narratives of heroes in films and stories, and embrace the cycle of ‘Try, Fail, Learn, Grow’ in their own lives. This seminar fosters resilience in students, helping them to recover from disappointment and to prepare for challenge.

Patrick recently presented a TEDx talk using the much of material from this seminar.