1) Keep Trying New Things
Having lots of hobbies is one of the secrets of the most creative people.
Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities— a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity— but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies…
Matt Cutts gives a great talk about how trying new things for 30 days not only helped him learn new skills but also changed him as a person.
2) Don’t Fear Failure
In Eric Ries’ acclaimed bestseller The Lean Startup he makes it clear that little bets, or “experiments”, are critical to moving a business forward in a safe fashion:
…if you cannot fail, you cannot learn.
Getting it wrong helps you get it right. Making mistakes is vital to improvement.
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