Thursday, January 25, 2007

A short word of wisdom from an unexpected place...


I was listening to an Utne podcast about "How violent video game are making us smarter." I know that a lot of people want to comment on that, but I think that it was just the hook, something to get you to listen, but not the meat of the "story". It was about blah blah blah, gaming, blah blah blah.....

BUT

then there was a sweet small idea that some researcher got from these gamers that went on to become very successful.......

WAIT FOR IT,

You have to fail a lot to have great success.

Of course they went on to talk about other things, but first made the point that in order to gain mastery in these video games you have to try and fail A LOT. These researchers postulated that perhaps that willingness to risk failure enabled them to succeed in their career fields.

I think that a discussion could go many ways from here....but I think that I am going to just take the short sweet message of "failing a lot leads to success".

Ok.....let's go and risk some failure!

JMB

2 comments:

TALLERTHANU said...

I love this...I know I learn more from falling on my face than from doing things right the first time. It is painful but it leaves an impression!

Yaz and Rob said...

OK that was my comment from the last entry! I am glad we are on the same page. Ok, I am off to swedish class...Hejdao