Why the deepest lessons take time to absorb

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Mistakes are the fuel of knowledge, innovation and insight, but the big ones are hard to stomach.

Serious mistake challenge our self-confidence, self-image and set our emotions flaring. While these mistakes can teach us the most profound and helpful lessons, it can take years before we digest them.

Why? John Caddell, curator of The Mistake Bank, offers some anecdotes and insights.