Experience Without Reflection Is Worthless

Experience can expand your wisdom, understanding, maturity, resilience, credibility, and confidence as well as your knowledge base, expertise, proficiency and skill. But only if you learn from it, reflecting on what happened, what resulted, and what can be learned.... A donkey may have participated in ten military campaigns but when all is said and done it is still a donkey.

source: Building Character: Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership, Gene Klann, 66-67 tags: Experience, Learning