What do we Learn From?

As the linked “Personal Branding Blog” post brings out, we hear a lot about learning from failure. But as the post points out, we also can learn from “replicating the good stuff” –  repeating success.

It sounds like a contradiction. If I want to learn more efficiently, do dare to fail or build on success? In fact, this way of looking at the problem misses out the key to efficient or strategic learning.

Learning is absorbed knowledge of the world around us. We can absorb that knowledge through success and failure because both involve doing stuff. In other words, we learn from doing. The strategic trick is to figure out what we strive to do so we can build a learning curve around things that are significant.

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