This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and I read about an experiment where students in a pottery class were divided into 2 groups.
The first group of students was to each make the perfect pot,
while the second group of students was supposed to make as many pots as they possibly could.
After several weeks, the group that was supposed to make
as many pots as they possibly could, not only made a lot of pots, but they were also making pots that were better than the group that was supposed to be making the perfect pots.
I think that this is because the group that was making as many pots as possible was getting a whole lot of experience.
They were learning what did, and what didn’t work…and one of the ways that successful people become successful is by getting a lot of experience which allows them to figure out what does, and what doesn’t work.
So if you want to become successful, then realize that failure is an important part of the learning process and figure out how you can speed up the number of failures that you experience.