Research by Carol Dweck at Stanford University says that it is better if we develop a “growth mindset” which sees challenges and mistakes as opportunities to grow and does not give up when things go wrong. A learning organization is one that is prepared to make mistakes. And, as someone said to me yesterday, even the challenge of a person’s mood can be an occasion to learn:
If I had a message to my contemporaries it is surely this: Be anything you like…. but at all costs avoid one thing: success . . .
If you are too obsessed with success, you will forget to live.
If you have learned only how to be a success,
your life has probably been wasted