That which does not kill me makes me stronger: “individuals with near misses systematically outperformed those with near wins in the longer run, as their publications in the next ten years garnered substantially higher impact.”
"early-career setback appears to cause a performance improvement among those who persevere"
It’s often thought that “early success begets future success, but our findings unveil an intimate yet previously unknown relationship where early-career setback can become a marker for future achievement” Via ⁦⁩ ⁦
For all those feeling down and out, new academic evidence on early career failures: “Despite an early setback, individuals with near misses systematically outperformed those with near wins in the longer run” via