Category: Misc Authors
Published on Thursday, 30 April 2009 23:48
Written by Administrator
Are You Making the Right Mistakes?
Who's wealthier, A or B?
A. Bill Gates as we know him despite the mistakes Microsoft has made in software development and its legal defence?
B. An alternative-world Bill Gates who instead of founding Microsoft finished Harvard (with high honors) and became a world-class, bug-free programmer?
#A, right? The concept of Bill Gates writing perfect computer code probably made some of you techies laugh. But the "perfect coder" Bill Gates would not likely make more than $150,000 a year plus stock options, right? Few programmers make that much, perfect coders or not.
I made up this example to demonstrate a principle I've never seen described in self improvement and motivational works but which has been a great help (and -- mostly -- a comfort) to me.
The Law of Escalating Errors
Every decent self-improvement book or tape will teach you to learn from your mistakes so you don't repeat them, right?
What if you made all possible mist