They say that success lies in attention to the details. Being a detail oriented person doesn’t always come naturally, but it is something that can be learned over time through life experience and self-discipline. As inventors, we need to be aware of things going on in the industry as well as maintain a focus on what we need to do to achieve our goals. If something is overlooked, we are inevitably hindering the completion of the task at hand.
Refer to the experts, utilize your resources and don’t be afraid to ask questions. We can’t expect ourselves to know the answers to everything, but you have to start somewhere no matter the level at which you enter. I promise that most people are flattered when considered knowledgeable in a subject matter you are lacking.
Also, don’t be afraid to make a mistake. If you do not try, you will neither succeed nor fail. Mistakes can be viewed in one of two ways; either a failure or an act of falling forward. The key is to not repeat the mistake, only making them one time and learning from it.