We talk a lot about the importance of young people making mistakes and losing, so that they can learn from their losses.
In theory, the same holds true for older, more experienced people too.
But in reality, it’s not so easy for us older heads to do that.
The problem is, the more experienced we are, the more we tend to believe that we are right.
So, if we lose a contract or a negotiation, it’s simply because the other party just didn’t understand.
Nothing for me to learn here.
I am right. I know I’m right. I have all this experience.
They are wrong.
End of story.
So, if you’re a bit older and more experienced, like me, just be aware that you may need to work a little harder to dissect and analyse the losses so that you can learn from them.
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