There is a powerful advantage to admitting you have made a large mistake. It's painful. It can also change your whole life.
It is important to have the watershed moment, the moment of humbling realization. To acknowledge a fundamental problem, not divide it into palatable bite-size mistakes.
Do not indulge in drama and become proud of admitting errors. It is surely superior to get it right the first time. But if you do make an error, better by far to see it all at once. Even hedonically, it is better to take one large loss than many small ones. The alternative is stretching out the battle with yourself over years.
- The Importance of Saying "Oops"
- The Crackpot Offer
- Avoiding Your Belief's Real Weak Points
- Just Lose Hope Already
- Motivated Stopping and Motivated Continuation