Being wrong is important.
Malcolm Gladwell brought the 10,000 hours rule to light through his book, Outliers. It states that to master any new art/skill, you have to practice it for at least 10,000 hours.
But as you get to the top of your field, there is tendency to get complacent. To believe in your routine more than anything in the world. To believe in your old views.
After all, it has served you all the days of your practice so of course it must be valuable.
But you cannot stay relevant if “flawlessness” is what you seek. You should be willing to try new things and fail.
You’ve got to embrace failure like you enjoy success. You have to understand being afraid to try new ideas is a bigger threat to creativity than the failure itself.
The incredible Apple design chief who radicalized the way computers, iPods and iPhones look, Sir Jony Ive summed this up in a brilliant sentence in an interview.
“I like to be wrong. I’m excited when I’m wrong because then I’ve discovered something new. “