Keeping Mistakes

There’s lots if talk of running your business (and maybe even your life) as a series of ‘experiments’ that you learn from rather trying to implement some grand plan (especially in times of rapid change and uncertainty).

In this general context of ‘trying things and seeing what happens’, I thought this quote was instructive:

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams (cartoonist)

I like the idea of keeping some mistakes and throwing others away. Unfortunately, of course, the quality of the choice made (however it’s done) can only really be judged in hindsight, so luck will always play a role. Nevertheless you should be able to influence this as well – see here.

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