We Don't Learn from Failure
At least, not as easily as we'd like to think.
Since Carol Dweck's book Mindset became popular, the sports world has been enamored with the growth mindset. Having a growth mindset has become one of the most popular characteristics leaders are looking for in their players and coaches. We want people who embrace failure as a learning opportunity, not as an indictment of who they are.
But learning from failure is much harder than you think.
Recent research from some of the OGs of Carol Dweck's lab shows that despite our best intentions to learn and grow from our mistakes, putting that into practice is pretty tough.
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