Failure Never Fails

Of all the things we are afraid of, when it comes to new ideas, failure is the top dog. And it's a rabid Doberman. But 100 MPH Thinking is a way to tame this wild beast called failure. Because 100 MPH Thinking builds failure into the process.

When you come up with 10, 20, or 50 ideas, you're allowed to fail 9, 19, or 49 times, yet still succeed. The highest-achieving people know this, or at least they practice this.

Babe Ruth struck out more than anyone else in his era. Michael Jordan missed more shots than the players he opposed. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times on the way to finding the best filament for the lightbulb.

Not only does 100 MPH Thinking allow for failure, but it builds failure into the process (see Chapter 20, "The Five Greatest Barriers to Creativity").

I worked with a bunch of aerospace engineers a while back who seemed to grasp one of the benefits of 100 MPH Thinking quite esoterically, with the concept they call "fail-fast."

Show me someone who has never failed, and I'll show you someone who hasn't tried hard enough.

Albert Einstein

Show me someone who has never failed, and I'll show you someone who hasn't tried hard enough.

Albert Einstein

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