'Of the 200 light bulbs that didn't work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt.' Thomas A. Edison
We live in a world in which most people have unlearned to make mistakes. Media shows us perfect people with perfect lives. Not being perfect has become unacceptable. Yet, deep down within our hearts, we are craving to show more of our authentic selves.
This is the door to accelerated learning with zero budget: If you take a moment to reflect on why you fell and how you got up, your reflection creates lasting insights.
To become open for failure you need to change your mindset. Start small to show your vulnerability. Establish a habit of reflection for yourself or a for your team. Participate in so-called 'fuck-up nights' to get inspired by people who talk about their mistakes.