Failure is essential.
Just as a baby must fall to receive instant and vital feedback, so must we. A recent study by Wilson, et al. suggests that optimal learning occurs with around an 85% success rate. This “Goldilocks zone” suggests that an optimal learning environment must force us to fail enough of the time. Acting fast and finding that 15% allows us to improve more readily.
This is somewhat intuitive. But then why do we then so often shelter ourselves and our clients away from failure?
Rather we must celebrate the 15% as it vital to progress. Each missed rep is fuel for better.
So to those like me who lived in the 3 point something GPA world of a solid B’s, a tip of the cap to you!
To your failure,