It’s horrible to get something wrong. All you want to do in life is do things well and make sure people are proud of you. Most of you were taught somewhere in life to be a perfectionist. You plan, prepare and do anything to make sure there is not one single mistake.

You can’t move forward unless you have it 100% correct, especially if you’re a trained scientist or engineer.

Yet, the funny thing is this.

In any experiment, you have a hypothesis to test. While you have an idea, perhaps some science-based facts, you truly cannot predict anything until you actually run the experiment. The entire purpose of the experiment is to get the results. Is what you hypothesized correct or not?

When farmers plant their crops each year, they expect only 75% of the seeds to germinate and produce crops. That’s a 25% failure rate.

How would your life change if you knew that not everything you did would pan out?

Each year, farmers document growing conditions, weather patterns, and crop production.

Every time you do something new or different, do you assess what worked and what didn’t? For the latter, are you willing to be and do something different?

The idea is to fail forward. No matter what you do in life, fail fast and fail often. When you apply the learning, you adapt and grow. You get better each time.

And remember this. Failing at something does not make you a failure as a person. Thomas Edison invented over a thousand lightbulbs before creating the one that actually worked.

Pivot fast. Keep experimenting in your life. Watch as you get closer and closer to where you truly want to be.

Wishing you a joyful, loving, and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer

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