First, we must acknowledge that some degree of failure is inevitable.
In almost everything we do, there are aspects we could have done better. To ensure that those failures – big and small – lead to better performance, we want to fail intelligently, to stay on the loop.
That means quicker detection, effective analysis, and application of our learning to change our mindsets, behaviours, and the way we do our work. At which point, we deserve a GIANT GOLD STAR for getting that far then continue to innovate, ensuring that we make new, better, and ever more intelligent failures on our next bold attempt.
Unfortunately, our instinct tends to be to exit the loop at every step. That’s why the skill of Intelligent Failure takes practice.