Monday, 25 April 2011

Role of Failure in the Learning Process and Success

" if you are not failing , you are not learning". This is one of the new truths I heard someone say recently. I found this true, and thus it is important we look at failure from a deeper perspective. Is failure important in the learning process?
The way we are made, makes it certain that at certain things and at certain times, we must fail; and at several other things at different times, we must excel.
How about making a longer quote out of the one above?
If you are not failing, you are not learning, and if you are not learning, you are not living. If learning is such an important ingredient of live, you are not really living if you are not failing.
I will like to use the statement of Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Center here, he said and I quote "success grows out of failure". What do you say?
Am I saying you should make a habit of failing? No. What I am saying is this: real people should have minimum of a few failure instances in their experiences, and they make new history of failure once in a while.
The best time for productivity is the time of troubles; when properly managed.
Absence of failure(new ones) at a particular time can only mean you are not learning, which implies you are not progressing; progressing in a preconceived direction is success in itself, therefore, absence of failure as described indicates lack of a success attitude.
The way you handle failure will determine how successful you will become at anything, or how successful you will live.
"If you want to increase your success rate," Thomas Wasson Sr. said, "double your failure rate."
Failure is to show us alternatives yet to be explored at achieving success. Failure therefore provides us varieties of experiential tools to achieve more than was intended, which a hitch-free, smooth ride to success can never provide.