Avoid Denial. If you can’t own a failure then you can’t make it right. No breakthrough in your life will occur if you remain in denial about your reality.
Our understanding of the world is shaped by a hunger for narratives that rises out of our discomfort with ambiguity and arbitrary events. When surprising things happen, we search for an explanation and meaning. We tend to not examine the slow progress of experiences upon our narratives.
I believe successful people learn knowledge, skills, and attitudes in unconventional ways that help them target and structure relevant information to maximize their energy while they learn from their failures, moving rapidly toward their goals. In other words, successful people are not only good learners, but they are perceptive, discerning and deliberate learners.
We could all use a learning tune up from time to time. Surprisingly, current assumptions about how we learn are wrapped in myths and supported by outdated study methods that work against the latest neuroscientific research. Learning is really core in increasing your abilities. For career or academic commitments we all have to learn and we should be learning from life expeirnces, especially from failure. If you’re in school or a lifelong learner I offer my recommendation on the five best books about learning how to learn.
The point of school is to learn. Learning how to learn would seem like the first class that every student should take.