Embracing the near win–how the near wins can push us forward to reaching our goals

Discussion created by JLenhardt-esristaff Employee on Aug 13, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 14, 2018 by MSchueren-esristaff

We never get it right the first time – it takes practice. My first map is full of flaws and my first academic paper was barely readable. As I continued through my career in Remote Sensing and GIS, my papers got better and better, and I continue to pursue mastery in my work. It’s my many failures that pushed me to continue to grow and improve. I like that in the following TED talk, Sarah Lewis reframes “failures” as “near wins” and talks about how near wins propel us to keep going, get better, push ourselves with more enthusiasm. 



Source: TED Talks


Discussion Questions:  

Have near wins helped you move forward in your geospatial career?

Is it helpful to reframe failures as near wins?