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So You Made A Mistake?

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by poundsasson, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. poundsasson

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    Oct 11, 2006
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    The obituary editor of a city newspaper was not one who would
    admit his mistakes easily. One day, he got a phone call from an
    irate subscriber who complained that her name just appeared in
    the obituary column. "Really?" was the calm reply. "Where are you
    calling from?"

    There is no shame in making mistakes. They are an important and
    necessary part of learning.

    A young man came in for an interview with his manager. "Tell me,"
    the young man asked her, "how did you become so successful?"

    "Two words," she said.

    "And what are they?"

    "Right decisions."

    He asked, "How did you make right decisions?"

    "One word -- experience."

    "And how did you get experience?"

    "Two words," she said.

    "And what are they?"

    "Wrong decisions."

    In order to profit from our mistakes, we have to get out and make
    some. And so long as we keep making different ones each time,
    we're learning and growing!

    Are you feeling badly about a mistake you recently made? Then
    decide what you will do differently next time, make amends if
    necessary, forgive yourself and move on.

    Are you afraid of taking a necessary risk for fear of making a
    mistake? Remember, even poor choices can be marvelous
    opportunities for learning. For it is through those wrong
    decisions that we will learn to make right decisions.

    So make those mistakes. Make them boldly! In the end, they will
    make you better. And if you make enough, you'll become the best
    you can be!

    > From Steve Goodier's TOUCHING MOMENTS

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  3. Mai Harinder Kaur

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    I used to think I had to know everything. When I turned 50, I learned that the most useful and, usually true words are:
    • Oops, I made a mistake. Sorry. and
    • I don't know.
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