Learning from mistakes
November 25, 2015
Another fantastic article that gets behind the reality of 'genius', success and how we reach our best outcomes. In this age of Instagram and social media 'perfection' it is easy for young minds to have ideas that things are come by easily. You don't see the sacrifice and hard work that goes into the 'perfect' body - nor the photoshopping. And this article speaks to that with some wonderful examples and anecdotes.
Encouraging kids to err, and try, and use mistakes for learning not as failure. Edison famously was told that he was failing when he tried to get his lightbulb right, and he disagreed (see attached picture).
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