WeLearn Academy – May 31 – June 4, 2021
WeLearn Academy Newsletter – May 31 – June 4, 2021
Dear WeLearn Community:
“Fail to Succeed.” “Fail fast.” “Failure mindset.” There are many quotes and expressions these days about the importance of failure.
What do these expressions mean and why is failure so important for our children? It’s all part of the growth mindset that we at WeLearn and you as parents want to instill in our Learners. The growth mindset embraces failure. The fixed mindset fears failure. Fear of failure discourages children from pursuing and overcoming challenges and makes it more difficult for them to really learn.
I really love the expression “fail to succeed”. It has two meanings. One, you need to fail many times to succeed. Two, if you don’t fail, you’re not likely to succeed (so you will “fail to succeed”)!
Elon Musk is a perfect example of the power of failure. How many times have his rockets failed? Read his biography for details, but his rockets failed many times and sometimes the failures were utterly demoralizing for his team. But he embraced failure, learned from it, and moved the team forward. Every successful entrepreneur has experiences like this.
So let’s all work with our WeLearn Coaches to continue to teach our children not to fear failure but to embrace it and grow from it.