Happy Monday My dear friends
Today’s encouragement will focus on one of the simplest ways of growing to be that better person.
LEARNING FROM MISTAKES
“To make no mistake is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” (Plutarch)
Our resume doesn’t show the mistakes we’ve made, which is unfortunate, because our mistakes tell a story of their own. Not of failure, but of opportunities for growth and change. It’s not that we’ve made mistakes that matters, but how we’ve learned from our mistakes.
NOTE TO SELF:
I hate making mistakes, but I know they’re inevitable. Instead of beating myself up over them, I’ll use them as learning experiences. (Linda Picone)
Perfection is the willingness to be imperfect (Lao Tzu)
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. (Henry Ford)
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. (Anthony Robbins)
I for one, need to realize the importance of the words above. I am my own worst critic. When I make a mistake it bothers me deeply as I am sure all of us do. So instead of berating ourselves over it, accept the mistake, find a way to avoid it happening again and then take a totally different approach and say to ourselves, “ I have learned a valuable lesson and do not intend to make that same mistake again.” How refreshing to loosen the burden and move forward.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off