I cannot believe this concept is not being taught in schools. I was gobsmacked when one of my kids told me they had no idea what this meant.
Here it is.
Trial – you take the problem, you try and approach, and see it through.
Error – you get an error in your approach, you fail, it doesn’t work out, something goes sideways, whatever you want to call it, but at the end of the error you go back to the Trial.
You keep Trialing and Erroring until you hit Success.
There is no shame in how many trials you go through (they make you stronger, smarter and faster), the more the merrier.
There is only shame when you give up after the first error.