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Error without consequence
Episode 16515th August 2022 • Leaders Light The Path • Dr. Michael Gerharz
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About the things that you get but also – more importantly – don’t get from training.

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The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.”

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These are Orson Scott Card's words in his famous novel Ender's Game.

And he has a point:

the great thing about training is the safe environment.

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It's like taking the risk, but without the actual risk.

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You can try out ideas and approaches that you would never have tried out for real.

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Or it can lead you to find yet another path that does work, but

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would have been impossible to see without taking the risky route first.

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But the one thing that you won't get in training is tension.

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The tension of that it matters now.

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The tension that this is the moment and you absolutely have to give it your all.

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Which might be way beyond everything that you did in training, simply

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because in training, you didn't have to.

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And also, the tension that errors actually do have consequences at times.

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That is an experience that no amount of training can give you.

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From training, you can gather a vast range of experiences.

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You can get ever closer to the real thing.

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But eventually, you will have to go out there and face the consequences.

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It's better to be well-prepared when you do.

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But it's also essential that you don't hide from it.