Narratives of success are often presented as a series of right decisions. They rely on a combination of talent, luck, and hard work – and are often hard to replicate. But what if it were possible to be successful by simply looking at the mistakes they avoided.
I didn’t become an artist because I thought becoming an artist was the right decision. I became an artist by realizing that engineering was the wrong decision.
When betting in a horse race, it’s a lot easier to figure out which horses are most likely to lose than to pick out the horse that will win.
Winning in life is not about being right once, but being wrong less.