In their song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ the Beatels sing ‘ from every mistake we must surly be learning’. Everyone knows that. We learn from mistakes. We always say that we need to learn from failures in order to move on.
But what about learning from success? Is it imported as well?
Well, learning from success is even more imported then learning from mistakes and failures.
When we learn from failures, we learn what no to do. We learn what to avoid. How to prevent the next failure.
But when we learn from success, we learn what to do to duplicate the success. We learn what is required to get the success once more.
Failures teach us what not to do. The success teaches us what to do to achieve our goal.
So, when a kid gets a ‘C’ and we tell him ‘you got a C because you did not practice at home’ or ‘because you did not learn well’ etc., we tell him what not to do. But if we will tell him ‘you got a C instead of D or F because you studied and practiced at home’ we are telling him that if he will continue that he will duplicate the success and get better grades.
Easy? I haven’t said that. It is totally against our instinct. So, when ever you manage to do so, give your self a positive feedback and tell yourself you had succeed because… so you will know how to duplicate it for next time.
Good luck, Ariela