- What can you learn from failure?
- Do you believe that failure is the key to success? Why?
- psychological /sahy-kuh-LOJ-i-kuhl/
- failure /FEYL-yer /
- motivated /MOH-tuh-veyt-id/
- circumstance /SUR-kuhm-stans/
- turn out /TURN out/
[adjective] – relating to the human mind and feelings
I suspect his headaches are purely psychological.
[noun] – the fact of someone or something not succeeding
Don’t let one failure discourage you; try again.
[adjective] – very enthusiastic or determined because you really want to do something
Our people are all highly trained and motivated.
[noun] – a fact or event that makes a situation the way it is
I know I can trust her in any circumstance.
[phrasal verb] – to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one
How’d things turn out?
According to a number of psychological research studies undertaken over the past ten years, the majority of people find it difficult to react positively to failure. Instead, we try to minimize how important the endeavor was, which can make us less motivated to stick with it and finish the job. This phenomenon is known as the “sour-grape effect.” Alternatively, we can continue as usual while being unaware of our errors, which prevents us from knowing a better way to improve our performance moving forward. Inspirational speakers frequently quote Samuel Beckett’s maxim, “Fail again. Fail better.” But in actuality, most of us frequently fail in ways that are similar. A recent study suggests that these problems can be avoided. These responses are frequently contradictory. For example, one of the best ways to learn from your mistakes is to offer advice to someone else who may be experiencing a similar circumstance. It turns out that you can increase your chances of success by contributing to the success of others.
Failures are an essential part of life. If you can learn to handle failure and draw lessons from it, you may also find that the road to success is a little bit easier to navigate.
- According to the article, over the past ten years, what did the majority of people find difficult to do?
- According to the article, what is the “sour-grape effect” phenomenon?
- Who is Samuel Beckett?
- What is one of the best ways to learn from your mistakes?
- Are failures an essential part of life?
- When was the last time you failed at something? Could you tell me about it?
- Do you consider failure an accomplishment? Why or why not?
- If you were to correct one failure you made, what would it be? Why?
- Do you agree that failures are a necessary component of existence?
- Why are failures important? Please elaborate on your answer.