Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Starting something new

The readiness to try new things or new approaches is essential for long-term success. The fearless innovator has gone through the experience of failure on several occasions by the time the cautious conservative starts to consider the possibility of change.

In all fields, learning requires making mistakes, usually lots of them, until you acquire the skills, contacts, or expertise necessary to achieve your objectives. Paying too much attention to initial failures is bound to slow down your progress.

Beginner's mistakes are part of the natural learning curve in any endeavour, professional or otherwise. Detailed, valuable knowledge can only be acquired by actual playing on the field. So make sure to get in there as soon as you can. Then the clock starts to tick in your favour.


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