So many times the story we tell is a revision from what happened. We recreate the past when we reflect, and we, without realizing it, recreate a different reality.
One way to get a hold of the true story, and learn on the way, is to manage the process. A bit of planning, checking in on progress, and then reflecting. Because we have multiple points to check in, our story has a greater chance of being grounded in reality. And that might improve how we learn.