If one wants to progress in anything that they want to do, then experimentation is the key for anything ever happening. For if you don’t experiment, then one is doomed to perpetually stay at the status quo for change is the only constant in our reality.
Of course, the key to any experimentation doesn’t occur in one magic hit, it involves trying lots of little steps which eventually culminate in the big steps.
Realistically, one never knows how the experimentation is going to turn out, you may have an idea, but until it’s done and under way, it’s just purely speculative guess work.
And with experimentation it is the quantity that counts, not the quality, because from the quantity, the quality will come, and the more that you do, the more quality that comes over time.
Always keep an eye out for that experiments that didn’t work the way that you expected, for the unexpected results can be the seed from which further development can happen and your greatest successes can come.
So throw out the rule book and any preconceived thoughts, begin with an idea, and start experimentation for that is how any real progress comes about