Fail Early Fail Fast

Dr. Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.He also have written a book “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration“, which I am currently reading.

One of the core principles that they have at Pixar is “Fail Early Fail Fast” and it got me into thinking how different they are from the rest of the world.

They believe that success and failure go hand in hand and they believe in failing fast and early so that they could achieve success soon. If only we could live our life with this principle. He have also mentioned that how we are hard wired to fear failure and why we try to avoid it. But the truth is avoiding failure comes at a price which is mediocrity. Avoiding failure means settling for less than what you deserve which sucks.

PixarPixar has given awesome movies to the world a few of them are Toy Story trivia, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo etc. They have created history and we all agree on this unanimously. Their thought process is making mistakes are the ways to create something new, something which never existed before. It’s not that they celebrate failure but they learn from it and they get better every single time.

So next time, when you are about to encounter failure don’t avoid it rather think about Pixar for a few seconds, and remember their core principle and try to incorporate them in your life.

Thank you,

Faisal

 

 

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