Redemption vs Perfection
Greatness is not found in consistent achievement but rather through a constant ebb and flow of failure and redemption. Great teams are not afraid to fail because they are eager to learn. Teams that are caught up in making sure they preserve a competent image often forget that perfection is not only unreasonable, it’s also less helpful. Perfection produces pride while redeeming failure cultivates a team’s humility. Knowing that failure is likely means that we should never be ashamed of it. Perfection also teaches us much less than an experience that allows us to pinpoint a weakness or opportunity to improve. Teams that work to redeem a mistake or failure don’t have time to feel shame for it.