Richard Branson on learning and mistakes

To be read in an English accent:

When was the last time you took a risk? …Learn the art of making mistakes and learning lessons. People have a fear of failure, and while this is perfectly reasonable, it’s also very odd. It’s through making mistakes that we learn to do things. Watch a musician practice sometime. Watch a baby figure out how to walk. Skills like walking and playing music emerge gradually from a blizzard of often pretty funny mistakes. I think this is true about everything: Learning is about making mistakes and learning from them… [Making mistakes] is not failure; Failure is not giving things a go in the first place.

From the Business Stripped Bare audiobook.

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