Mistakes, Loudly

I was repeatedly heard yesterday urging students to make mistakes, loudly. Why loudly? The better to fix them.

Because fixing mistakes is a three step process.

  1. MAKE mistakes.
  2. DISCOVER mistakes.
  3. FIX mistakes.

As makers of mistakes, we tend to overlook step 2, and that’s where making them loudly can be of use. A mistake left unnoticed is a mistake that will be repeated.

A boldly-made mistake is one that will be discovered and fixed.