One of the best solutions to failure is to change your goal. If your goal is to make a light bulb on the first try, and the light bulb doesn’t work, then you’ve failed. But if your goal is to invent a light bulb eventually. The failed bulb is information on the overall project. It helps you.
Playing a song right is a different goal than learning to play a song.
Running a successful business isn’t the same as making one specific customer happy.
Sometimes it feels impossible to change your goal,
when you struggle with it,
change your timeline instead.
If you’re wrecking a short-term project and you feel like a failure then your performance is dropping.
But changing your perspective and thinking about the long term can put it in context and increase your performance.
Or, if the long-term goal is crushing you with its weight then engineering a short-term success within that goal can help.
Make your goal something that makes your failures useful.
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