Right now, you’re sitting at your desk, looking at this computer screen wondering, “Has Izzy gone mad?” I know at the first glimpse of the title, your realistic mind thought “No one mistakenly becomes a genius” or “No one stumbles upon extreme intelligence.” But contraire mon frere, there are limitless ways to stimulate the cerebellum. Some are born with the gift of extra-large frontal lobes, but for the regular folks, such as I, we gain knowledge by living vicariously through ourselves. Experience is what gives us the ability to create, and mistakes are synonymous with experience. The most knowledgeable individuals simply made the most mistakes. You get it now? Thomas Edison had over 1,000 failed attempts when trying to create the light bulb, but he made the point that he didn’t fail 1,000 times, there simply 1,000 steps to creating the light bulb. The key thing is to learn from your mistakes. Sit down and dissect every move that you made, find where it went wrong and then do it right. You may just find 1,000 things wrong, buuuuuut the one time you get it right will be well worth it. If you don’t believe me, just ask Mr. Edison. So the moral of this story is to embrace all mistakes, faux pas, and blunders, and let the knowledge you gain from them propel you forward. You’ll be creating new laws of nature in no time.