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Why Failure Is More Important Than Success

Failure and Success

We've all been bred to strive for success, attain perfection, sacrifice our dreams for obligation and "win", but we forget that failure is a necessary part of success.

Success happens outside "normal", and the only way to reach it is to walk though failure without losing your enthusiasm.

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Why Failure Is More Important Than Success

Why Failure Is More Important Than Success

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Failure and Success

We've all been bred to strive for success, attain perfection, sacrifice our dreams for obligation and "win", but we forget that failure is a necessary part of success.

Success happens outside "normal", and the only way to reach it is to walk though failure without losing your enthusiasm.

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What Perspective Taking Is

It’s the ability to take on someone else’s point of view when thinking.

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  • Use open ended questions that can help you draw out the interests and motivation that the person may not be verbalizing.
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