Real learning comes with ups and downs, because it’s about experimenting. There’s no successful experimentation without failure. And please don’t confuse failing a standardized test with that all-important “experimental” failure. A failed experiment may lead to an insight that breaks the path to success. A failed exam only means you aren’t bright enough in the eyes of the system.
(…) Winston Churchill, former UK prime minister and a school dropout, was right: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” (Ode Magazine)