The Role of Failure in Learning

Failure, it is a word associated with such negative connotations, it is often linked with fear and anxiety. This is such a waste as failure has unlimited potential to help us grow. Through failure and making mistakes we can discover novel and creative ideas. Through failure, novel ways of thinking are pursued and accepting failure as part of the road to discovery increases a person’s resilience. They do not take failure personally as a reflection of themselves, but rather a reflection of the process they have tried. When things do not go according to plan, they are better able to bounce back and try an alternative way of doing things.

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