Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn." Apologies for the cliched quote today but my aim is to unpack it in a novel way.

Yes we all know that tragedy is a teacher and the ability to turn loss into learning separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. But there is something about winning too that we often overlook.

As the quote suggests you either win OR learn. That is unfortunately too often the case.

When something goes wrong we likely stop and reflect on why to ensure it doesn't happen again. But when something goes right we might occasionally pat ourselves on the back before quickly moving on to the next thing.

Failure to understand the root cause of our success challenges our ability to repeat that outcome.

No wonder people say that "success is the enemy of success".