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Everyone goes through this process either on a grand or minute scale. Some people notice it and some just don’t.

  • You move colleges
  • You problem solve at work via trial and error
  • You go through multiple partners
  • You try different sports
  • You root for different teams
  • You may switch your major

When you Fail

There is no “if” to a lot of things in life when it comes to failure but a matter of when. Every decision has an outcome. That outcome is either a success or a failure. Some failures are small and some are big. It all depends. We can’t define which will be small and which will be large with pinpoint accuracy because there are too many factors. We can, of course, take some pretty educated guesses.

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Learn From It

The reason trial and error is such a key part of our lives is very simple; it’s because we learn from our errors. If I try to do something and fail I ’m not going to be left with anything I’m going to be left with some knowledge as a takeaway so next time I should be able to come close to success.

  • We do different activities
  • We try multiple hobbies
  • Even live in different locations and housing types
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So Why Doesn’t Everyone Die a Millionaire?

This is a good question with a very simple answer. This is because everyone is different. Not everyone learns from their mistakes as much as the next person. While one person takes 20 things away from being fired the next guy may take one thing away and that one thing is “they’re stupid” which may in some cases be correct; however, it’s not at all a valuable lesson.

Learn from Mistakes

When you make a mistake no matter how critical or minute you should always review it. I don’t mean you should sit down and go step by step so much as looking back and asking yourself “what could I have done differently” or “how could I have produced a better outcome for that situation”. If you’ve made a critical mistake that you can actually take a moment or a period of time to unpack and learn from then do it but otherwise you should look back for a short period of time to learn from everything.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully after reading this you have a better understanding of what trial & error is and how it affects each of our lives in very impactful ways. My goal with writing this article, as always, is to share my personal ideology as well as work on my writing so let me know what you think in a response if you’d like. Also, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed!

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Knowledge is everything. Software Engineer, Coach, Writer. Helms Media Founder. Much love.

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