Below is a new image I created after a conversation I had with my supervisor, the Chief Academic Officer of Elementary Education in PAUSD. Failure is a part of life. Embrace it. See it as feedback (just like in the above linked graphic). It is indeed the start of a new journey - one with new knowledge and wisdom.
Of course we have all heard the phrase, "Practice Makes Perfect." In a conversation I had with a young child recently, I was just about to say that phrase when I knew that I didn't quite believe it. I certainly understand its sentiment, as noted in my blog post from earlier in the year. I understand the phrase, but I don't agree with the destination or desired outcome. As we all know, there's no such thing as perfect. Every thing that amy be deemed as perfect can always go through another revision. And so, the phrase, "Practice Makes Perfect" isn't something I wanted to say to the child. Instead, I wanted to shift the focus to ongoing learning, ongoing effort, ...