Five Winning Mistakes

[box options]“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein[/box]

1. Fall Down

Remember the first time you rode a bike? You fell, right? How did you learn to ride? By falling.

How do we learn to get better? By getting back up… and falling again.

2. Quit

Sometimes you have to say no to something to make space for something even better.

3. Indulge

We must consume to create. No consumption, no creating.

4. Mess

Make an absolute mess. I did this with candy once… and loved it.

Mess-making is a great avenue to new discoveries.

5. Accident

Silly putty is the result of an accident. Accidents breed inventions.

Here’s 9 more discoveries made accidentally.

Joaquin Villaverde via Compfight

What winning mistakes have you made that turned into awesome discoveries and/or successes?

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Author: Andrew Zahn

I'm a son, husband, dad, business owner, actor and good sleeper/eater. On this blog, I pave a highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.

  • I was designing a baby carrier for my sister a while ago. During the construction process I somehow completely re-arrainged the bottom of the carrier not realizing my mistake until I was done with one side. After looking at it in disgust, I discoverd that what i had stumbled on was a vastly better design than my origional.