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Mistake while making mistake

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How I made a mistake while making mistake

Recalling my childhood, I never realised I was making mistakes, because I was not aware of the concept.

Recalling back at the time, during 2003 using a new computer, the experience was all about clicking everywhere

and seeing how and why things made sense.

However down the line , in 2016 I was stark paranoid about making mistakes. I used to hesitate, to scribble on a white piece of paper or

when I decided to learn a new coding language, I was full of fears, whether I was too late, would I blow up my system and as such.

Recalling back I ask,

why did I hesitate to make mistakes ?

It was because, I had this fear of destroying something neat.

The laptop that I was learning was a new one, all the files and folders were neatly organised inside it. I feared to make changes in it.

So why is there a fear of destroying something neat ?

When starting a new venture, a clean, structured surrounding by it’s virtue attracts and demands perfect actions,

which when starting out hinders the actions we take.

Because while starting out, the ideas are often rough, tangled and not thought through properly,

which is in stark contrast to the perfect surrounding.

So how did I start making mistakes again

I changed the way I thought about mistakes. I started seeing mistakes more as errors, more like the errors we get when we run programs.

I aimed to get errors. I aimed to start dirty, unorganised.

  • Like take a rough dirty page to flesh out raw ideas
  • Implement idea for a application, with bare minimum code
  • Work on code experiments in an cluttered folder.

The idea is to get started as quickly and as dirty as possible.


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    • reflection
    • why the fear exists
  • how did you pull yourself back up

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