I've been thinking a lot about advice and mistakes and failure and doubt. In this online world there's a whole lot of people offering advice. And I'm pretty leery of those offering (and sometimes selling!) advice who don't also share about their own mistakes, failures, and doubts.
On the other hand, I'm beginning to wonder. If you share doubt about something, does that undermine it's value? If I shared a drawing and told you that I thought it was terrible, wouldn't you then look for its inaccuracies? Would you be inclined to believe me? Maybe then you'd even agree, yes it is terrible!
Which somehow reminds me of Chris Guillebeau's tweet yesterday...
If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?— Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau) September 15, 2015
Just some food for thought on your Wednesday. Let me know: are you drawn to people who freely share their fears and doubts and failures. Or do you find that it's more professional not to?