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Mindset Matters Module

How to Fail Better

How to fail better

A resilient person is one who fails and ask themselves, “What can I learn from this?” Even the word FAIL itself stands for First Attempt In Learning (Fail, 2018). The most successful among us fail a lot. Failure involves trying and if you haven’t tried then you don’t succeed. Are you someone who gets frustrated with failure? Or gives up when they’ve failed?

Making Mistakes

"A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing" - George Bernard Shaw (Briceno, 2018). 


Making mistakes is a part of failing and therefore a part of learning! Mistakes help us develop and improve our skills and abilities. According to Briceno (2018) mistakes are all not created equal. We need to know what kinds of mistakes are most useful and how to learn from them. Briceno (2018) reports there are four types of mistakes we make: Stretch, A-ha, Sloppy and High-Stakes. 


The next time you make a mistake, notice which mistake you made and pay attention to what you have learned from it! 


“Mistakes are proof that you are trying” - unknown (Li, n.d.)

(Briceno, 2015)