At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

SPEAKER: SARAH LEWIS

This video was originally posted at http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_lewis_embrace_the_near_win