In life, we must learn not just to work hard but to work smart. By building our foundation in our failures, we develop a “strategic mindset” to look at a different angle of finding solutions to our problem. Patricia Chen dedicated to research about metacognition – which is our awareness and understanding of our thought processes. Useful metacognitive strategies include learning from our failures and looking for a different approach to facing and thriving from setbacks and challenges. As quoted by Thomas Edison, “genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration”.