Make more mistakes.

Every meaningful success comes through a messy, unpredictable process.
It usually begins with curiosity.
Moves quickly to data and information accumulation.
Then right into trying things.
And failing.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes.
The good news is that this process invariably creates actual knowledge.
In the book “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Kanneman makes a profoundly important conclusion.
“People who are taught surprising statistical facts about human behavior may be impressed to the point of telling their friends about what they have heard.
But this does not mean that their understanding of the world has really changed.”
That’s what’s going on in the world of business and work.
We learn another surprising fact and pass it along to our friends.
But it doesn’t change how we see, feel, think and act.
It doesn’t change what we believe.
That comes from trying something new.
And by being surprised by the results, and by our own behavior.
Creative people understand this curious dilemma.
They accept that failure is the only way to gain the wisdom that’s needed to move their work forward.
George Bernard Shaw wrote, “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
Mistakes are not a sign of indifference.
They’re evidence of a deeply caring individual.
Make more.