Learning from Failures


A quote that caught my attention last week was

My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.

Michael Jordan 

A related question that comes to my mind is, “Do we learn from our mistakes or failures?” try to ask yourself how often you have admitted to your failures in a group without justifying it. One who is willing “learn” will celebrate the failures by

  1. Not getting stuck with it
  2. Thinking beyond failure
  3. Learning from the failure by asking a question with  What and How
    • How did I fail?
    • What led to failure?
    • What can I do now and moving forward?
    • How do I work on the factors that led to failure?

We need to accept that

  1. We are not perfect
  2. We do not live in a perfect world
  3. So why hesitate in talking about our failure(s)

One of the most challenging jobs is to accept your failures (including mistakes, errors, etc.) to your team.

I want to leave you to think of another great quote that I was reminded off

It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill as long as you don’t lose your cow.

An Old Saying

If silly things were not done, intelligent things would never happen.

Tom Peter

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