Every day, making mistakes on a project, at a meeting or even in your business is critical for future success. If you’re not making mistakes, you’re probably not taking risks, stretching your limits and pushing yourself or your business beyond what you think is possible. Making mistakes takes you closer to success. In Silicon Valley, this is called calculated risk-taking and it radically disrupts the power of “failure” and makes it into an opportunity for learning.
According to NYT writer Sariska Bansal, many investors look at failure as a positive when making decisions. “If you’re not failing… you’re not considered to be innovative enough…” We agree. So fail “out loud” and fail “forward!”