"If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right."
"It's easier to just do it right the first time."
"Why do it twice when you can just do it right to begin with?"
We've all heard—possibly even given—advice like this, and it all comes down to the same idea: Screwing up is not acceptable.
But think of all the things you're good at today which you really stunk at initially: walking, talking, riding a bike, driving a car... When children begin trying things for the first time we encourage them, knowing that their doing poorly now makes for much better performance later.
In this episode of Modern Farm Business® podcast, Dean Heffta explores why that sentiment changes as we approach adulthood, what makes us so afraid to stick our necks out and try something new—and why we should abolish that mindset, allowing ourselves to perform poorly to achieve growth and competence at new skills.