How Failures Improve the Learning Experience

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Whenever you fail at doing something, you feel like it is the end of the world, right? You feel useless, miserable, and awful. Failure crushes almost all of us. However, it does not have to be that way. On the contrary, it can be a positive opportunity if you are open to learning from it. If you are ready to own your failure, it will turn to success. But, if you make excuses and blame others for your failure, then it may lead to more failure.

Here are five reasons why failure can be a benefit.

#1: Failure helps you face your fears.

When you face failure, it prepares you to face your fears. It makes you realize that failing does not mean the end of the world. When you fail once, you are liberated from the pressure of having to be perfect. You may not want to face your fears initially. But, trust me, the end result of failure is bound to lead you to the path of success.


#2: Failure raises your aim.

Your life should have an aim and an end goal. When you succeed to reach your goals, you feel happy. But, are you really aiming at your full potential? Your aim should be high enough to risk failure. The higher the standard the more you push for excellence. If you are achieving everything you aim for, it means that you are aiming lower than you can.

#3: Failure teaches valuable lessons.

Even though failure is a harsh teacher, it is efficient. Once you fail, you are wiser. You realize your mistakes and learn from them. When you learn your lesson, you try and avoid repeating the same mistake.

#4: Failures trigger creativity.

Once you fail in any endeavor, you will need to rely on your creative juices and come up with fresh possibilities to deal with the same problem. Failure nudges you to come up with your best ideas.

#5: Failure keeps you grounded.

The worst enemy of success is complacency. If you succeed in everything you do, you do not put in your best efforts. Failing at times keeps us motivated and humble. When you know that life is full of unpredictable events and ups and downs, you tend to be driven and committed to making success happen.

Failure comes in several forms. It allows you to try out new things that you may never do if you did not fail. You must treat failure as a perfect opportunity to learn and excel. If you approach it with a positive attitude, it can offer great lessons. If you try the same thing every time, you will get the same result. Failing encourages you to try newer solutions to resolve problems.

This philosophy applies to corporate learning solutions too. Encourage your learners to try new ways of learning through failure. Let them fail as many times in the learning environment so they can see the outcome of each wrong decision. That way, they will not make the same mistakes while on the job.

At Designing Digitally, Inc. we use compelling game-based learning experiences that ensure learner retention and positive behavior change. Our experts incorporate fun into applicable scenario-based exercises that effectively achieve knowledge transfer. It encourages learners to learn from failure.

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