I don’t know. I haven’t figured it out yet. I know that I love it. I’m just not sure why. But I at least know how it applies to me. I don’t think that you learn by failure except to eliminate possibilities. Sherlock Holmes said that when you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever you’re left with, no matter how unlikely, must be the truth. Such is the case with failure. If you eliminate all the ways you can do something wrong, you’re on the right path to doing things right.
When my son fails, he immediately gets up and tries again. Sometimes he tries something different. Sometimes he tries the exact same thing all over again. But sometimes it works. They say that the definition of insanity is when you repeat the same action but expect different results. It’s sort of true but at the same time, it’s sort of not. Sometimes my tiny person does the exact same thing because somewhere deep inside him he knows that he can do it. When you know, in your heart, that you can succeed, there’s not much that’s going to stop you. In fact, there’s probably nothing that could possible stop you. Even if you fall flat on your face, you’re bound to get back up. You might be a little bruised. You might be a little battered. But if you never stop trying, you will never ever fail.
End of story.