Trying to Prevent Failure Only Causes Failure

There are a plethora of ways a person can fail when attempting to catch a fish. The person could decide not to use a hook, or try to fish in the desert, or try to fish from a helicopter using a laser guided, rocket-powered coconut. If the attempting fisher builds a check-list and solely focuses on not performing all the tasks that could lead to failure then the attempting fisherman must discover and document all the tasks that could lead to failure. Only by learning how to properly spool a reel, tie a hook, select the bait, cast the line, etc., can the attempting fisher have any chance of success. To achieve success focus must be placed on modeling success and not on preventing failure. By focusing on trying to prevent failure the result will almost exclusively be failure.