Failure Is An Option

by - m on 10/24/2011

Jonah Lehrer writing in How We Decide states, “Unless you experience the unpleasant symptoms of being wrong your brain will never revise its methods.”

It’s not having a lot of experiences that makes us experts. It’s learning from our mistakes that makes us experts. Turns out that the advice to forget about it or to “put it behind you” is the exact wrong thing to do after a failure. 


Studying why we failed is a key component to success.

The only way to get it right next time is to study what we got wrong this time.

-m 

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