via Signal vs. Noise
I wonder how many people stop themselves short of making something new in fear of it failing.
Failure, sigh. Itâ€™s (still) overrated, and itâ€™s given everyone the wrong lens to look at their craft. Why dissect post-mortem when we can imagine possibility? Why review mistakes when we can consider play?
The makers of our world would be better off mimicking scientists with their work. Harp on deliberate practice. Reinvent their processes daily. Share every discovery. And most importantly, try new things often.
All of a sudden punting on ideasâ€”no matter how sillyâ€”seem like the real mistake. Theyâ€™re lessons you didnâ€™t learn, skills you didnâ€™t exercise.
When everythingâ€™s an experiment, you shed the fear that comes with trying new things. And that sounds like a better way to grow and learn. Plus, no one has to even mention the f-word.