We all like a good win. But they can’t teach us anything.
Sure, we may gain more confidence by them. They may also rally others to our cause. But we never really learn from them because a win confers an honor—it points the spotlight on us—and, for a while at least, we relish in it. It’s in our failures and near misses—when we avoid the spotlight—that we are truly motivated to go deeper and make the changes that count.
What did you learn from your recent near misses?