Talking About Failure Can Make You More Successful

By Jules Costa

Our brains are hardwired to hate failure. Studies indicate that we process social rejection similarly to physical pain. But failure is not only inevitable, it’s necessary. The right amount of failure has been shown to optimize learning and several psychologists (most notably Carol Dweck) speak to the benefits of seeing failure as an opportunity for growth. Dweck conducted various studies comparing what she called a “growth mindset” to a “fixed mindset.” The qualities of a growth mindset include a passion […]

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