Make Failure Safe

When I taught my kids to ride a bike, we practiced on the front lawn. It’s a little harder to pedal than on our driveway, but it hurts a lot less when you fall.

When I teach a friend to ski, I look for a sunny day with soft snow and then we seek out a gentle slope.

The safer you make failure, the more willing you—or someone else—will be to try new things, to experiment, and to learn.

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