It's a little counterintuitive, but occasionally giving yourself "safe projects" to work on where you're bound to fail is sometimes the best way to learn.
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- this is where my thinking for getting out of bed when I know I can't handle it comes from.Feb 20, 2013
- I have always believed in trial and error. Actually more error.
Most of the time I come upon the solution to a problem accidentally.
Especially true with technology, I didn't take any courses, just sort of dove in head first.Feb 20, 2013
- I feel better already!
Seriously, I've long thought my habit of jumping in WAY over my head was a personality flaw of some kind--and suspected it wasn't. This is a nice confirmation.
If that's the kind of person you are, then falling off of some metaphorical horse isn't really defined as a failure.
One of my heroes, Mark Twain, put it this way, "A man who carries a cat by its tail learns things he can learn no other way."
Or Carlin: "If you set out to fail, and you succeed, what have you done?"
I don't care what the answer is. I've long been tired and a little disgusted by our increasingly risk averse world, and I've learned to ignore it.Feb 20, 2013
- NOFeb 22, 2013
- Does this mean this post failed?
Cool. Now THAT's out of the way.Feb 22, 2013