It is often said that man is the only animal that trips twice over the same stone. True as this saying may be, it is just as true that we go on making mistakes until we die because we are the only animals who keep on learning —even if we sometimes fall into the same trap twice— until the end of our lives; that is, learning, for us, is a life-long process.
Mistakes are essential for learning and success
Americans are not afraid of making mistakes. Indeed, no one has achieved success without failing at least once: think for example of Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, H.J. Heinz, and many other successful people. [Read more…]