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  •  Depends on what you're 'failing' at (2+ / 0-)
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    isabelle hayes, 124NewYork

    If I'm trying a new technique to do something, I'm going to make a ton of mistakes the first time. Maybe the 10th time.

    That's OK, each mistake gets me closer to what I'm trying to do, and sometimes I find a different technique than what I thought would work.

    If I was 'failing' when driving a truck or performing surgery, that's another story. But that's what simulators are for - they let you 'fail' without anybody getting hurt.

    •  Meant that as tongue in cheek. (0+ / 0-)

      Good point about driving trucks, though.

    •  failing and someone else gets "hurt" (0+ / 0-)

      is surely not a good thing for that person, but

      as a lawyer, there are times when despite having done a good job, the client's position is not favored by the court/jury

      so as i don't practice criminal defense law, when that happens i'm not elated but not defeated either

      there are always moments during trials/events when one notices responses, reactions, etc. that are edifying for one alert for ways to improve

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