Failure is Feedback

Failure is Feedback

"There is no failure, only feedback." — Naval Ravikant

This is a difficult mentality to adopt, but ultimately a game of perspective.

Operating with the assumption that you'll get something right the first time you try is not only unrealistic, but incredibly counterproductive. 

In any endeavor, failure is the thing that points us toward the next iteration.

All progress is supported by incremental failure.

Leverage is as much about where you are standing as how much force you are applying.

If you are building something, it is far more useful to focus on the work you are doing to produce the result than the result itself.

The constraint we apply to package our idea determines their reach & resonance. "Make 1 decision to eliminate 1,000 decisions."

Labor is generally a more interchangeable resource than vision.

To help understand this idea, consider the contrast between the two concepts ancient Greeks used to think about time.

It should be relatively simple to identify when we aren't accumulating net new experience, but in practice, it doesn't seem to be.

Language is an incredible tool. It makes it possible for us to externalize what we think and communicate it to others.