I was considering the highly valuable process of learning from failure today. Really thinking though how important it is to review what went wrong in as dispassionate way as possible. The worse thing you can do is to suffer a defeat and then ignore it or avoid it. If you are going to lose, then then at least you can learn from it. The only way you can learn from it is if you analyze it, find out what went wrong and consider how you can do better. How else would you improve?
So we must contemplate and ponder defeat, and do so as a matter of habitual practice. The great Formula 1 race driver of the 70’s, Nick Lauda once said, “you should always discuss the defeats because you can learn much more from failure than from success.”