“Deep Experience is never peaceful.” --Henry James
Our maturity and growth evolves to the extend to new experience. Even then, experience alone does not make much impact of growth. The way we interpret the experience makes a big difference.The experience can be good or bad feeling, but how we internalize the feeling with a right spirit matters a lot.Otherwise the experience may be passing through as just an event in life.
For example, two friends are watching the same movie together, but both may have different feelings about the movie, because they interpret the experience in a different way.
One more example from the history is that millions of people had experienced humiliation by the British rulers as same as Mahatma Gandhi. But he interpreted the experience in a different way that made him to lead Ahimsa movement against the British. The interpretation makes a difference.
Similarly, in your professional or business environment, you may go through tough times or may get different feedback about your performance from your peers. It makes a positive impact on you only when you take the experience, interpret in a positive intention. That makes a beginning for the new person in you!!!