High performance is not about a specific type of person. It’s not about winning the genetic lottery, how long you’ve worked, the shade of your skin, how many people are supporting you, or what you’re getting paid. It’s about your performance habits — which you have complete control over.
Productive Failure: Rather than simply answering a question, it is beneficial to be challenged and even fail. Failure provides an opportunity to analyze a problem from different angles pushing us to understand it’s deep underlying structure and to hone the transferable skill of problem solving itself.