Other day I read a statement that said, “You can’t really learn from your success.”
The thrust of the blog post was that a good kick in the teeth is often the packaging for a well taught lesson — fair play to that. Agree completely.
But when reading the “You can’t really learn from your success” sentence, I said, “Hmmm, really?”
This is because I have learned a lot of great things from success. In fact, it is — particularly given the busted teeth, bloody split lip alternative — my favorite way to learn.
Allow me to elaborate on what I call “The Bananas Foster Theory of Embellishment of Success.”
The Banana Trade
Far away and long ago, New Orleans was a center of the banana trade in which South and Central American countries exported their bananas to the United States thereby funding banana republics.