Post MBA exams you will be tested for WAT or Written Ability Test so it is advisable to read variety of topics. Today, you will read WAT topic: “Failures make you wiser”
People become wiser and stronger after learning from their mistakes. Although people hate to lose and fail because it is indicative of their incapability, failure is a blessing in disguise. Why is failure more powerful than success?
When you are successful, there is nothing to learn from. Success shows that you have certain capabilities and strengths. On the other hand, failure shows your weaknesses and incapability. So, to succeed in life, you need to work on your weaknesses and learn from your mistakes.
Oscar Wilde once said, “Experience is the name we give to our mistakes”. We become more experienced when we make mistakes. If we don’t make any mistakes, what is there to learn?
How can we improve upon our weaknesses? Once you commit a mistake, you will not repeat that error again. This shows that you have become wiser. Although people get embarrassed after making a mistake, wise men feel it is nothing to be ashamed of. No one will think less of you if you commit an error. If you learn from your mistake and move forward in life, you will be a determined person.
Albert Einstein also said, “A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. It is completely normal to make an error when you are trying something new.
Since it is something that you have never attempted in your life, it is natural to make a minor mistake. The most important thing is to understand where you went wrong so that you do not repeat your mistakes. A wise man is someone who learns from his mistakes so that he expands his horizon to try new things in life.
You are a failure if you don’t learn anything from your mistakes. Mistakes are like bridges that allow the inexperienced to become wise. Try something new today and learn from your mistakes.
Through learning comes great experience. Once you have ample experience, people will look up to as you as someone who is wise enough to provide guidance.
Leonard Rubino once said, “Show me a person who hasn’t made any mistake and I will show you a person who hasn’t done anything”.
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