The Trial and Error Life

“Life is not pass/fail but trial & error.”
Nick Vujic

How do you live your life?  When something doesn’t work out, do you see it as a failure, or another attempt?  When something tough comes along, do you take it on as an experiment, or walk away?

We know it as children.  Every skill is a trial & error.  You don’t learn to sit up, crawl, walk, run, talk, read, ride a bike, or a myriad of other things, the first time you try.

You just keep on trying.

There aren’t many able-bodied babies laying on the ground, staring up at the ceiling, saying, “Well, that crawl thing is just not going to work out.  But I gave it a shot.  I’ll just hang here.”  Nope, they pull themselves up and try again.

So, when do we forget that?  When do we start seeing everything as pass/fail?

Trial & error.  Life is full of little experiments — attempts.  Keep attempting long enough (with a little reflection and learning) and pretty soon, the experiment pays off.

When did you stop your experiments?  What are the places you believed you had failed, when it was only a failed attempt?

Take on the Trial & Error Mindset!

 

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