The Best Learning Comes from Failure:
The sheer emotionality of it drives the lessons home in a way that can’t be replicated by a textbook or lecture. At the same time, you need to shake off those emotions so you can absorb the learning and try again, only this time with the benefit of the wisdom that comes from a painful experience. In the face of failure, reconnecting with purpose is the quickest way to regroup and reenergize. The stronger the sense of purpose, the greater the agility one develops.
The same basic learning curve confronts every leader. No one grows by repeating the same things—only by stretching themselves to build new “muscles.” It takes a series of first-time situations and unfamiliar challenges to teach you what to do when you don’t know what to do.