fail better


The story of skill and talent is the story of myelin.

And the revolution is built on 3 simple facts:

1. Every human movement, thought or feeling is a precisely time electric signal traveling through a chain of neurons — a circuit of nerve fibers.

2. Myelin is the insulation that raps these nerve fibers and increases signal strength, speed, and accuracy.

3. The more we fire a particular circuit, the more myelin optimizes that circuit, and the stronger, faster, and more fluent our moments and thoughts become.

In basic terms: deep practice is built on a paradox that struggling in certain targeted ways — operating at the edges of your ability, where you make mistakes — makes you smart.

Try again.
Fail again.
Fail better.
– Samuel Beckett

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.