Become a failure in your field, and supercharge your results.
When I learned whitewater kayaking, my teacher and mentor Bill Clarke said, “If you’re not flipping, you’re not learning.” Flipping is failing.
Every day on the river if I wasn’t flipping I pushed harder, tried more, so I could get to failing. And I did it a lot!
True Virtuosos don’t see failure as failing; they recognize failure as a normal part of success.
Elon Musk famously commands his teams to fail faster. Create the prototype, launch it, fail, and learn from it.
The faster you fail, the faster you learn, the faster you get through that process to success.
Can you see what’s happening here? This means: take failure unemotionally, detached, the same way one might look at any normal function of a person or team. It’s not even a negative consideration.
“The way to succeed is to double your error rate.”
— Thomas Watson, Chairman and CEO of IBM from 1914 to 1956.
If you are an achiever yourself, you might find a few of your own traits in my free PDF, ‘5 Traits of Virtuoso Achievers.’ You may also discover a few new traits to learn.
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