The value of making the wrong marks

Recently on Times.com there was an article about the benefits of struggling.

In a world where struggling – and, more importantly, failing – is looked down on, it’s important to remind yourself that the only real way to become successful in anything you do is to flounder.

If you want to become a master of anything, whether it’s painting or writing or photography or being a leader, you have to struggle in the beginning. It’s through those struggles and failings that you often discover what works and, to the point, why it works.

So get out there today and make some wrong moves, struggle, and embrace the idea that you might fail in the things you’re passionate about. But by doing so, you’re building an understanding of everything it takes to succeed.