Why Scientists Need To Fail Better
Failure is data. Failures lead to a fundamental change in the way we think about future experiments.
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In our Success obsessed society, failure is rampant, as every successful person has a string of past failures, and may have been a loser before eventually finding success.
The person who eventually succeeds after failing is the one who is using failure to learn, as a feedback mechanism, and applying those lessons in his future decisions.
Failing Fast is crucial considering the first lesson of learning and taking feedback from failure.
The speed of failing ensures we take the path to success sooner rather than being stagnated and then having to pay the opportunity cost.
Our eventual success depends on our failing fast.
At some point in life, all of us have failed. It could be something as simple as not getting through a driving licence test or something as big as losing in an international competition.
Failure doesn’t mean that you haven’t worked hard; it simply means that you need to take another approach to achieve what you want.
What many people fail at with long-term commitments is that they make their initial vision too rigid.
Flexible commitment can help overcome this by bringing together two properties. Flexibility to change the terms of your goal as information becomes available allowing you to redirect efforts and commitment to the core effort so as to not abandon your goal entirely.
The flexibility of the system comes once one leg of a short-term commitment has ended. This provides an opportunity for pivoting and redirecting.