To be wrong isn’t the preferred choice by our nature, yet it is the best way for us to learn from our experiences. If we would always believe that we are right in what we are doing, very little would ever change in our approach and actions.
A “don’t fix what isn’t broken” level of open-mindedness takes us to nowhere. A reflection that we can and must continue learning and applying what we learn from being wrong, forces us to explore further. This is how we connect new thoughts and perspectives as we begin to truly understand the problem’s to be solved. To think again from being wrong so that we might do it differently and ultimately better.
The goal is to learn, not to always be right or wrong. To persist in the reality of it all we must acknowledge that we are still wrong, but edging closer to an optimal salutation at that moment in time. It’s journey to learn, to innovate and to create better things and on the way, we will be wrong.
“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself.” — Steven Johnson —