Have you been set up for failure…
July 14, 2008
…. or are you just a failure?
I’m seeing and hearing the phrase “I’ve been set up for failure” more and more; my take on it is that it’s a way for people to pre-plan an excuse for when they finally do fail.
In the past people would describe a difficult task as a difficult task, now if the task isn’t simple they claim they are being “set up for failure”.
If you hear someone using this phrase then it should be a red flag – people who aim for failure are usually pretty good at meeting their targets.