Listening to someone talk the other day about making the most of the time they spend at work, they moved on to talking about how we each might use failure to our advantage – acknowledging, of course, that not every minute of the working day can be magical, productive or successful.
It got me thinking. How about, when we make a mistake, we try to:
- debrief it
- be realistic
- not dismiss it
- learn from it
- find someone to support us next time
Psychologist Carl Rogers claimed, “The touchstone of validity is my own experience.”
So might that mean that all our experiences should count? Good, bad, success, failures?
I think so.
Where has your best learning come from? Be honest.