Here at Dental Rift, we’re big fans of a book called The Talent Code. Written by Daniel Coyle, The Talent Code breaks down some of the major factors that lead to success and achievement.
One of the most important? A willingness to fail.
Professionally, most people tend to focus on doing what they’re good at. And that’s a great place to start!
But what distinguishes many high achievers is that they push themselves beyond only doing what they’re good at and tackle skills or challenges that… they’re bad at.
In other words, they allow themselves to fail. And they keep at it, failing, putting in reps, getting practice and experience, until eventually, they have a broader, deeper skill set.
We find this fascinating. And whether we care about material achievement or not, it’s a great reminder that we’re all better off if we give ourselves room to screw up.
After all, the perfect is the enemy of the good.