TED Radio Hour Failure can feel lonely and final. But can we learn from failure, even reframe it, to feel more like a temporary setback? This hour, TED speakers on changing a crushing defeat into a stepping stone.

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Failure can feel lonely and final. But can we learn from failure, even reframe it, to feel more like a temporary setback? This hour, TED speakers on changing a crushing defeat into a stepping stone.

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Leticia Gasca: What Can We Discover When We Talk Openly About Our Failures?

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Jon Bowers: Can Striving For Perfection Help Us Learn From Our Failures?

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TED Radio HourTED Radio Hour

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