Everyone needs to learn from failure but most people shy away from failure or taking risks. In fact, many people would prefer to stay miserable somewhere than try to do something new. It is the old “frying pan vs flame” analogy. Most careers involve trial and error and with that there is always the opportunity to learn from said failure and/or mistakes.
It is important to challenge yourself and to keep learning to be ahead of the curve. I tell stories to my students and clients about the failures I have experienced because the only way I learned was through trial and error. Learning is how you grow and sometimes you need to have been exposed to mistakes and failures to get ready for the next step.
It is important to know how to handle failure though if and when it happens. As much as you want to say, “ I will not ever fail” that is just absurd - failure is inevitable. Anyone who says they never failed is lying. However, some people do not learn from their failure which makes them doomed to fail again and also makes them believe they truly never failed.
You do not want to be that type of person – not recognizing failure and what you can learn from it is one of the worst things you can do to yourself.
How do you learn from failure?
Remember the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. You must realize where you are struggling to ever be able to get better at your job, business or studies. Always work on your goals and create your own learning plan - consider learning with me how to be ready for your next step via my blog, YouTube Channel, books and on Twitter & Instagram @thenext_step123.
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Lisa Vento Nielsen