“We learn more from failure” is one of those troublesome bits of common knowledge that we hear from time to time. Because it is a self-fulfilling prophesy, it is troublesome.

When we fail at anything, we don’t learn more because failure has a magical ability to teach us something.

Taking time to think about what happened and what we learned from it helps us grow as individuals and as a workforce.

We might learn just as much from success if we dismantled it and were fixated on what caused our success the way we do with failure. But we don’t do that because we’re taught to celebrate success rather than learn from it.

That can be changed.

You lose, it’s back to the drawing board. You win, it’s back to the drawing board.

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