Garry Monk wants his Leeds players to learn from their mistakes after they threw away two points by conceding a last-gasp equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Wigan.
The Whites appeared to be heading to a fourth home win in a row thanks to Chris Wood's eighth goal of the season.
But Latics levelled in the first minute of time added on thanks to Shaun MacDonald's first goal for the club.
Leeds dominated the majority of the game but failed to close out the win with goalkeeper Adam Bogdan pulling off good second-half saves to deny Luke Ayling and Wood.
Pontus Jansson also had a header cleared off the line by Jake Buxton, but Monk is confident Leeds are heading in the right direction.
"We are very disappointed not to get the three points, we paid a very high price at the end," he said.
"After going in front we have to be more determined to get that second and third goal.
"We need to not rest and try and dominate. We need to go on and get a second and a third goal, that is the next step for the group.
"We are growing as a team and hopefully the team can continue to grow and get points. We have to allow the players to grow.
"When we got the goal it was the perfect opportunity to kick on with the crowd behind us.
"If we make that game 2-0 we kill them and it is game over. We are not far away, this group can learn and grow.
"We had some good chances to make the game comfortable and we didn't take them..
"Wigan are a decent enough team but we should have won, we had the best chances."
Wigan boss Gary Caldwell said it was vital his side kept their momentum going.
"We are happy to get the point and I'm really happy with the performance. I felt we deserved more," he said.
"We are now four games unbeaten and this keeps our run going and gives us momentum.
"The goal in the first half was a frustration, we knew about (Hadi) Sacko and Wood's danger, but we kept going and played the right way.
"We got what we deserved. Sometimes we just try and walk it in, but we have to be more ruthless in the box.
"Shaun Macdonald has been immense since he came to the club. The goal keeps our confidence going,
"The players have kept believing and were fantastic. When you are chasing a game it's never easy. We kept asking questions of Leeds.
"We now have to improve our attacking play, the wide men have to give more threat and be closer to Will Grigg, We will keep working and improving."