From Stupidity to Brilliance

It takes many of moments of stupidity to have one moment of brilliance. What appears, from the outside, to be a single moment of brilliance is actually the result of lots and lots of trial and error, stupid ideas that became the platform off of which the one great idea grew. The reason for this…

Practicing Toward Perfection

Failure brings us closer to perfection than waiting ever will. Not all ideas are meant to be brought to life, but if we are waiting for the perfect idea to present itself, under the perfect circumstances, with the perfect timing, we will create nothing. We will bring nothing new into the world. Whatever inspiration we…

Randori: Failure as a Path to Rapid Learning & Growth

Failure is an essential component to rapid learning and growth. It is often said that martial arts which incorporate live, resistance-based, freestyle sparring (randori) create more effective martial artists more quickly than those that do not. Why is that? Simply put, people who regularly spar with each other fail more often than people who do…

The Risk of Momentum

“The best rock ‘n roll is always on the verge of chaos.” -Unknown When we gain some momentum in our lives, when we are moving full speed ahead without a care in the world, we are at our most confident and our most sure, but we are also at our highest risk for failure. This…

Being Wrong is Part of the Process

If more successful people talked about how many times they thought about quitting or were forced to pivot, we’d have more successful people. Not everyone is meant to lead the charge into unfamiliar territory. Most people need to follow someone who has already been to the other side, someone who can tell them how to…