UNTHINK & fail your way to the top - guest post
“If everything seems under control, you are not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti, Formula 1 racing legend
Accelerated output changes the game.
Of course, it is far easier to be satisfied with doing our job the way that it has always been done because that is the path of least resistance. Yet if we were to look at any great accomplishment throughout history…be it in art, science, athletics, literature, business, et cetera…these breakthroughs have all happened because someone was daring enough to accelerate around the safety of mediocrity and soar into the realm of uncertainty and possibility.
Wanna accelerate and create some sparks?
UNthink and transform “failure” into “learning.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
A freeing benefit of accelerated output is that perfection is no longer the goal. Progress is the goal. When progress is the framework for your task, you are not limited by “being perfect” or laboring for the “right” answer. You are not limited by what has worked well in the past. You are not decelerated by over-analysis. Instead, you are free to blaze trails, to let ideas fly – the more the better.
Failure is not only an option; it is a likely outcome.
But in the accelerated context, you make the choice to let failure show you a better way, not slow you down.
Failure is just one of the guideposts along the way. This does not mean you are aiming for failure. It just means you’re not trying to prevent failure before you begin. Ironically it is the spark to advance into new territory. Improvement comes more quickly and more steadily when you are willing to let the sparks fly.
Used by permission of Erik Wahl, speaker, artist, and author of UNthink. More information available at theartofvision.com.
Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, #1 best-selling author, and entrepreneur. Erik’s bestselling business book UNTHINK was hailed by Forbes Magazine as THE blueprint to actionable creativity and by Fast Company Magazine as Provocative with a Purpose.