As long as I am bumbling around — stumbling in the dark, unable to land, asking the wrong questions for honest reasons — I think I am probably going in the right direction. Experience and historical precedence suggest that I am at my most dangerous when I think I’ve got everything figured out.
Josh Ducharme posted a few thoughts about best practices the other day that got me thinking. The concept of a ‘best practice’ is both critically important and insidiously limiting. Once you know you are conducting your work under parameters set by best practices, why bother being critical, curious, or interrogating the efficacy of your practice …
Discovering that you are misinformed or incorrect about something is a pinnacle of the human experience.
Failure can be the fork in road that goes on to transform everything else.
The only true failure is not trying anything at all.
Fessing up to our mistakes is the first step in learning from them.
Failure invites us to look deep within ourselves, and we only waste the opportunity by rushing ahead.
Awesome Failure is a podcast mini-series for January 2017 that is all about what we have learned from our mistakes.