Hope you’re having a relaxing Sunday. I don’t know about you, but one of the things I love about Sunday is sitting down with a cup of coffee and finding some interesting stuff to read.
There’s so much good content out there these days, so much to learn, so much to consider that it’s both a blessing and a curse. During the week it can be a curse because that interesting article that we stumble upon can be a convenient distraction from that task we really ought to get done. It can be a curse when our brains get overwhelmed with information that we find interesting but that doesn’t help further our goals. It can be a blessing when we discover information that changes us. Knowing more is all well and good, but reading something that inspires us to act on newly acquired knowledge transforms us.
Today, I read an article that I want to share with you. The Science of Failure: Why Highly Successful People Crave Mistakes
For me, there were two things I want to act on:
1. New daily ask – “What have you failed at today?” to encourage me to push myself to try new things and avoid slowing down progress because I’m afraid I’ll get something wrong.
2. I also want to start viewing decisions as experiments. I can see value in taking the pressure out of making decisions by being curious to see the outcome, rather than anxiously anticipating whether the decision was right or wrong before taking action. Thinking of decisions as an experiment encourages the idea of trying, failing and trying something new.
Growth Often Comes from Discomfort
I hope that something in my email might inspire you to take action.
Tell me what you’re reading
Share what you’re reading this Sunday in the comments below. If you’ve written a blog you think others might find useful, feel free to share it, too.