One of my greatest pieces of wisdom on time management cleverly linked to success & failure! Period! Even greater than my masterpiece “Eat that frog” by Brian Tracy. Thanks, Ndubuisi Ekekwe
As I noted in the piece, I hold this principle that those that come on top are not always the most gifted but those that plan BEST.
“I was a bookworm in university: yes, the too-much reading type because I knew I was not the smartest in class. But I knew if I worked hardest and smartest, I would come on top. That is a principle I apply in life: put extra efforts to mitigate deficiencies in capabilities and quickly learn and advance.”
Yes, the real issue is not the failure but not dealing with elements that keep causing failures.
I wrote a long piece in Harvard Business Review (print) on this, using the engineering process of tracking “noise” and “failures” in inertial sensors while working on an accelerometer for iPhone. In that piece, I explained the core engineering challenge: how do you design for high reliability? Simply, you need to know what causes failures and deal with them, from silicon to production.
As you do that, let it become a positive continuum where even though failures may still occur, you keep reducing the rate of failure until you hit your optimal threshold. You must understand that failure because it is part of success. Measuring failure and why it happens are key components of what matters