After the first few minutes of Die Hard 2, in a self-referential joke, the character played by Bruce Willis realizes his current problems are the very same as in the previous movie.
Oh man, I can’t fucking believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice? (John McClane, Die Hard 2)
Every problem you deal with will resemble any problem you faced in the past, at least in some ways.
So every problem you tackle, is a chance for learning. Every awkward situation you solved means you are readier to face the next one.
You don’t need to learn from failure, nor need to learn from success either. You are well enough just learning from experience.
- Signal vs Noise: Learning from failure is overrated
- Harvard Business Review: Why Leaders don’t learn from success