Create a culture in which it is okay to make mistakes and unacceptable not to learn from them.

The education system is focused on being always right. But this is counterintuitive because it’s better to make mistakes, reflect on them, and learn from them. Being wrong is fine, as long as you learn from it. If you are not wrong, you do not invent. People who are afraid of being wrong do not make bold decisions. That’s why it’s good to make a culture in the company that will be fine with making mistakes

Detailed steps for this principle are only available in the app.

  1. Recognize that mistakes are a natural part of the evolutionary process.
    Fail well and don’t feel bad about your mistakes or those of others. Love them!

  2. Don’t worry about looking good; worry about achieving your goals.
    Get over “blame” and “credit” and get on with “accurate” and “inaccurate.”

  3. Observe the patterns of mistakes to see if they are products of weaknesses.
    The fastest path to success starts with knowing what your weaknesses are.

  4. Remember to reflect when you experience pain.

    1. Be self-reflective and make sure your people are self-reflective.
      Don’t rush to do things. Calm down and reflect first.

    2. Know that nobody can see themselves objectively.
      It’s everyone’s responsibility to give feedback about each other.

    3. Teach and reinforce the merits of mistake-based learning.
      Encourage people to put their mistakes on top.

Know what types of mistakes are acceptable and what types are unacceptable.
Don’t allow the people who work for you to make the unacceptable ones.

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