JKLTip Take inventory of failures, make sure you are failing enough to get feedback in whatever you want to improve
Be Wrong More!
I see memes, posters, quotes; content, everyday that say “learn from failure”
But then I observe.
Like the philosopher inside the science geek, I test and see that saying failure is important and supporting what that means are different things.
If you look at comments sections you see a lot of this. Creators with the tagline: failure is important, who then leak confidence when they make something others don’t like. Not realizing that it may just mean you are pushing yourself, growing, long tail, not receiving immediate praise.
There are two reasons I wanted to write this;
ONE to have a post for the haters to consult should they need a reminder of why failing is important
TWO to explain it:
When youth celebrate 100% on tests it’s a red flag to me. They’ve been standardized. If they get “perfect” how do they what to improve? How to get better in that skill?
If we do something easy (for us) like if I posted a 5 minute plank or 38” box jump, it’s hard for others, so I could brag… Comments will read “dope, awesome, cool, wow”…. but if I post poetry, or photography the ‘boo-birds’ will rise.
Punchline: what they don’t realize is if we maximize our mental capacity, we push beyond our capability and it should show in that work.
That’s where I want to live, learning to the max.
Social media, content sharing is incredible, I’m on that train now. BUT, remember “failing” is something you get to cherish, something personal, that will be appreciated when we stop worrying about what others think.