Learning From Your Mistakes

published on July 1, 2013 in bussiness

They always say that you should learn from your mistakes. That you should fail fast and often. I seam to have a problem with that: I don't enjoy failing or making mistakes, so I don't want it to happen.

Let's just take a really simple example. Everybody knows that crossing streets should only be done in certain places. Otherwise one might get hit by a car.

If we consider this very extreme example from the above points of views, then one should get hit by a car before he can tell that the car is dangerous. This would obviously be a stupid idea.

Why can't we just try and follow similar ‘laws’ on the world wide web? There are no written laws there, but there are the experiences that others had, we can't feel those, but we can maybe try not to do the same, if the case, to be able not to fail the same way.

This is also kind of a mined field. Other people's mistakes are just that. All you can do is keep them in mind but those should never limit your thinking or actions.

What I would like to achieve is to be able to have a definitelly no-go list, which can prevent me from failing. Because I hate that. It doesn't feel good! And I am probably not the only one who feels this way. Success might bring success, failure might bring nothing more than that due to the harmfull mindset that you end up with after failing.

So you need success to be able to achieve success. Not failure.