By Bobby Umar, Raeallan, Toronto, ON, CYBF Mentor

Learning always exists for those who seek it. I have learned from both successes and failures, although I would argue that failure has more teachable moments. I have learned from the journey between start and finish or that which I did not finish. But how can we learn the most from every event and connection in our life?

The first step is realizing that our knowledge is not an absolute truth. Knowledge is cumulative yet evolutionary because we can find creative ways to do things and make things differently than before.

The second step is to acknowledge that there is no perfection in any projects or connections. Every success has improvement or insights to enhance your professional growth. Every relationship has new opportunities to say and do more and ultimately grow a deeper bond.

Lastly, most people learn from books or from experience. But I also absorb from people and conversations. So engage people more, get mentors and collaborators, ask for honest feedback, and embrace lifelong learning.

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