Planning and Foresight

Jeff Bezos recently said in response to a question "it seems to take about 10 years for our overnight successes". We don't always get to see what it takes to bring a project to life, but we all hopefully realize that there's, generally speaking, no overnight successes. It takes time and planning, foresight and perseverance, as well as seeing the problem that needs to be solved. In that same interview, Jeff Bezos also said that they've had many failures and that he is in no way scared of those or any future failure. He goes on to say that this is how we learn and given how many times very wise people have said that we learn from our failures, there must be something to it. As we start to look back on the year, we should all think about the successes that we've had, but also consider the mistakes and what can be learned from them.