A year ago I wrote about creating a mistake genius journal, a journal you keep with the intent of gaining insights from the mistakes you make that you can then use as you move ahead.
When Matt Cornell at Matt's Idea Blog read that post, he took the idea to heart, and for the last year he has been journaling his mistakes and the knowledge they have to offer. Check out his excellent snapshot of what he's gotten out of that process.
Here's a nutshell of what he got out of it:
The result? As of today I have over 120 entries, which means on average I noticed something useful every three days (!) I have to admit, looking at mistakes as learning opportunities, and tracking them, has changed the dynamic for me, in many cases taking the emotional "oomph" out of them (I used to be pretty hard on myself about them).
Might a mistake genius journal be on your horizon for 2007?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM