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How fast can you turn pain into learning?

We fail sometimes. The more we do, the more we fail. The question is: can we turn it into learning? If so, how effectively?

Can we reflect while the failure is fresh and learn a lesson?

Learning from psychological pain caused by failure makes us better and moves us forward. But the practice isn’t easy.

You have to notice you’re feeling pain and you have to understand how to detach yourself from the situation enough to be able to reflect on it.

The faster you can detach and think from a higher level, the better.

If you’re able to reflect the very same day you failed at something, it will make you better faster than if you reflect after you’ve made the same mistake ten times.

Do you have a practice of writing down when you feel psychological pain? Do you have a practice of consciously avoiding the same pain situation again if you can?