“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
Sir Ken Robinson
I just love this man! If you’ve never watched any of Sir Ken’s talks, you really should. Not only is he a very charismatic and engaging speaker, he speaks so much sense.
It’s been particularly pertinent this week as I’ve definitely had a bit of Imposter’s Syndrome and there’s quite a lot of stuff in my ‘gone wrong’ pile. But if I hadn’t gone wrong, I wouldn’t have half the best-selling designs I have now.
Just watch this snippet from his amazing “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” TedTalk. It’s important to remember that it’s not just about ‘artsy’ creativity but just about allowing creativity (in children especially) in everyday things be allowed to flow.
I think what Sir Ken says about allowing people (adults or children) to make mistakes is so true bit remember this is not necessarily about schools – it’s about creativity.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
About Sir Ken
Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to unlock the creative energy of people and organizations. He has led national and international projects on creative and cultural education in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the most watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” has been viewed online over 40 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 160 countries.