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Learn From Failure

Monday, April 2, 2018

Fail forward so that you take lessons from unsuccessful pursuits.

Education discourages using failure as a teaching tool, instead measuring mastery of a subject. This practice of grading on performance quality is inextricably wed to how a person views failure and senses his emotional and cognitive well-being. And so, the learner becomes failure averse, demoralized, and focused on a grade, score, or task—initiating a cycle of shame, disappointment, embarrassment, and fear of tests, competit


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