Feel free to fail once in a while: We all do! That's how we learn from life's lessons

Ronald W. Marx

Abstract


Along the way I have learned a lesson or two. Some were the result of reaching too far and efforts that resulted in failure. Learning from failure is frequently not so pleasant, although you doubly fail if you do not learn from those failures. Yet other lessons resulted from wonderful collisions of opportunity and the presence of colleagues who, working in collaboration, would enable my contributions to make a difference.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/er.v26.2773

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