We learn when we fail. Not when we succeed.
June 18, 2009 9:46am CST
I think all of us want to be success and it is no wonder that in the progress of making success, we can learn quite a lot of things. But then, once we are there, we have nothing more to learn. Once you have succeeded, you know for sure that whatever you have done will lead you to the success but then doing it the same next time won't guarantee you success. In fact, I think that we don't learn a lot when we become successful. On the other hand, when we fail, we know that we definitely have something done wrong and that we must correct it so that we don't commit the same mistakes next time. So, while I like to be successful, I don't see failure as a big negative as long as it is causing much damages. In fact, if there are no negative consequences, I prefer to having completed something with certain glitches so that I can learn something every time.
• United States
18 Jun 09
Hi, fasai! Success can also teach us, if we don't slip into complacency. We revel in our successes and strengthen them. Taking success further does, indeed teach us a lot. On te other hand, failure doesn't always teach us anything. Too often, people blame failures on forces outside themselves, or they just don't get the point!
• Hong Kong
19 Jun 09
Thanks for your reply. I do believe that in the progress to success that we will have learnt something. But then, once we are there, I think revealing how it comes to the success doesn't really give us more than what we have learnt during the process. I do agree that people just blame on failures instead of trying to learn from it. They just don't realize that failing is actually a chance for us to learn. Or I should say that there are always something to learn at anytime anywhere. What matters most is our attitude.