I came across this great quote in Seth Godin’s post titled “Two kinds of mistakes” a year ago. I just noticed it in my notes folder and it really speaks to me:
There is the mistake of overdoing the defense of the status quo, the error of investing too much time and energy in keeping things as they are.
And then there is the mistake made while inventing the future, the error of small experiments gone bad.
We are almost never hurt by the second kind of mistake and yet we persist in making the first kind, again and again.