Light mistakes. Rather than worry about making mistakes, I think we need to decide what type of risk we are taking. If it is not a big risk, then we should go ahead and do it. Even if we don’t hit a home run right away, we can test out our theory, make changes for the long term and ultimately find a solution. In doing this, we will try and fail and rack up a series of “mistakes” along the way. I call these light mistakes. I’ve made them from the very first days of my company when it took us six month of trial and error to create an interactive web store tool. We made many mistakes along the way, but eventually we got there. If we had avoided the effort out of fear of these mistakes, we would never have been successful.
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Or as Merlin Mann has put it in an Episode of Back to Work (sorry I forgot which, but I guess around No. 50):
Failure is always an option
I will not try to quote Merlin, but what I took from that episode is this:
There is always a chance you will fail, no matter what you do!
If you do nothing and just sit still, you fail, because you do not change, while the world around you changes. You will become obsolete at some point and at that point your company and even your partner, kids and friends will say: ”Bye, Bye“. That is probably the most common type of failure and what so many people moan about as the world being unfair.
Well, suck up your tears little man (I personally have seen this behavior mostly in men, not women) and start looking around you. Stop procrastinating and take some risk, and if its just changing the type of toothpaste you use. That’s a start.
Anybody else, those who are changing, developing, take risks, knowingly or not.
And while I believe it to be good to calculate the risk, I do not advocate over thinking things, since that makes me hesitant.
I tend to do first and ask during the process of doing. I hardly over think something (which leads to trouble, but I am will to take the risk). The reason why I succeed more often then I fail is that I don’t take stupid risks.
Everybody has to know and decide for them self what kind of risks are not predictable, but what I try to say is: Failure is always possible
Those who are successful I life are not those, who never risk anything, those who say: ”Failure is not an option.“; but those who accept failure.
Try something and fail. Then learn from it and turn your failure into an success.
On paper that does sound easy and it surly is not, but it is the only way to progress and succeed!
Stop reading and get back to work already! ^-^
I was always a lonely dancer.
Random thought in the fully packed train, where I have the space of a free radical.
I will never understand why people need to tear down nature so much. At least leave some flowers!