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Learning From Failure

What Aviation Can Teach Us About Failure

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Samie Al-Achrafi

As far back as I can remember, I've had an interest in how attitude and culture can influence lives, and often save them. I used to train airline crew...

2015: A Year

Steve Young | Posted 12.30.2016 | Comedy
Steve Young

Eleanor Roosevelt said, "I try to learn from the mistakes of others. I don't have time to make them all myself." Here are some more lessons from the past year.

The Butterfly Principle: Transformation and Growth Through Failure

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

After investigating these stages of butterfly development what can we learn about our own growth processes? Here are some of my take-away lessons from this study:

How An Enormous Failure Changed Rainn Wilson's Life

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

TV fans know Rainn Wilson as the eccentric paper salesman Dwight Schrute from "The Office," but before he found that level of fame, he faced devastati...

How to Properly Handle an Office Mistake

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It's not a matter of "if" you will make a mistake at work, it's only a question of "when," and how you handle the blunder says a great deal about your character and good judgment.

Why 'OITNB' Star Uzo Aduba Was Ready To Quit Acting

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Giving up turned out to be the most liberating thing Uzo Aduba ever did. The actress skyrocketed to fame last year for playing fan favorite Crazy E...

Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

What Happened After He Got Fired Was Amazing

Posted 11.20.2013 | Small Business

Failure is part of any successful life, and Tupperware CEO Rick Goings knows that firsthand. During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd,...

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Sarina Tomel | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flex...

The 4 Keys To Learning From Failure

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

To be able to learn from our failures, we need a way to decode the "teachable moments" hidden within them. We need a method for deducing what exactly those lessons are and how they can improve our chances of future success.

Do the Best Work of Your Life or Get Your $#*! Together

Ryan McKeever | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryan McKeever

While something was off for a long time, it was as close as I could get at the time. If you're not there, start by getting closer to what you love. Small steps towards a new direction now drastically changes where your journey ends.

Turning Lessons 'Listed' Into Lessons 'Learned'

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Clearly failure is a universal experience. Yet the stories illustrated that how a person responds to failure says much more about him or her than the failure itself.

How Bruce Littlefield Became America's Favorite Housewife

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Every morning Bruce asks himself, "Why not me?" Why shouldn't his house be as inviting as those featured in magazines? How can he make his surroundings more beautiful? How could he be happier?

Failure Is the Best Option

Brandy Williams | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education
Brandy Williams

Failure, after all, is a scary thought. Therefore, people often want to avoid what they do not want to face. The bottom line is this: When kids do not learn how to cope with failing, they learn how to escape it.

The Beauty of Failure

Kurt Wootton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Kurt Wootton

In the now widely-shared commencement speech he gave at Stanford, Steve Jobs points out how three supposed "failures" were necessary in his development as a human being and in his successes.