Good News Everyone, I’ve Made a Mistak

When did you make your most recent mistake?

How did you feel during the first minute you realized you had made it. What words did you tell yourself?

Now, how did you feel after 5 minutes? What words did you tell yourself then?

What about 24 hours later?

By the time we talk about our mistakes in an organization, close circle of friends, or family, we have already set the tone for whether the mistake is a good thing or a bad thing.

With a mindset and environment built around validation, people say “Bad news, I made a mistake.”
Only by surfacing mistakes can the others in an organization stamp them out. (Sometimes we don’t even need others, we can do it to ourselves.)

In a mindset built around exploration, on the other hand, people tend to say, “Good news, I made a mistake.” Only by seeking things that don’t work will the group end up exploring new possibilities for solving problems.

In both situations, people don’t want to speak up, because we’ve learned that mistakes should be hidden. In both situations, though, hiding them is the very worst option.


Seatbelt, or Never Be The Same

My dad never wore his seatbelt when he drove. Neither did I. Until the day I was in a tragic car wreck. I lost my

Me Lucky Charms

My accomplishments haven’t brought me lasting happiness. But the friends, memories, screw-ups, and adventures along the way have. Some common goals we have on repeat

Use Social, Don’t Let it Use You.

Human beings need boundaries. We build fences to keep our dogs from running into the street. We put walls in the median to prevent collisions


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