“Sometimes the greatest benefit comes from failure. Failure forces us to pursue an alternative path that we wouldn’t have otherwise considered.” -Alex Lickerman MD
Its risky trying something for the first time. Sometimes the fear of failure keeps us from taking new projects or trying new ideas. But I failing is part of the game. Not every swing is going to be a home run. What matters is how you react.
Each step forward is a step towards progress. So I try to keep this in mind when there seems to be no hope in sight. I follow 2 principals that help me stay focused when my original plan fails.
OODA Loop- observe–orient–decide–act. Instead of wasting hours thinking about the obstacle i’m facing, I use this process to navigate a path forward.
Launch. Fail. Iteration, Stick with it….. Remember, the greatest benefit any situation has to offer is wisdom. If you screw up, learn from it and keep it moving.