Learn from Mistakes

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Have you ever messed up, and later on, you quickly brushed it off and told yourself never to do that again but still do it a short time later? If so, you’re not alone. If not, I would like to meet you and figure you out. Mistakes happen. You’re human. It is essential to take responsibility for that mishap, take the proper time to learn from it, and then don’t repeat it.

For example, I make many mistakes. As minor as starting my Keurig Coffee Maker and forgetting to put my mug down  (don’t act all high and mighty, it was early in the morning)  or as important as letting someone I care about down. That mistake doesn’t define you. How you handle that mistake defines you.

Learn from Mistakes

Afterward, I don’t immediately blame someone else or make excuses as to why I messed up. I admit to myself, and others if necessary, I was wrong. Then, I think about the situation by asking myself tough questions. Like, what happened? How was I wrong? What did I learn from this? The final question is always, what do I need to do to avoid it from happening again?

It is vital to take responsibility, take the proper time to Learn from Mistakes, and then don’t repeat it. Making a mistake seems terrible at the moment, but it is often a blessing in disguise. It brings a valuable opportunity to become a better person. 

“When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” – Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant

One Love, Joey

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Nicole Groskreutz


Great reminder, Joey. Our former Sensei, Kathleen Mello, would always say, "A mistake is nothing but progress, as long as you learn from it." That was paraphrased - she said it better, but you get the idea.... And I totally agree. The mistake doesn't define you; how you deal with it does. Some things take more than 1 time to make progress. Some take lots of opportunities and baby steps in the right direction, but we can all do it if we are motivated and give ourselves some grace, right? All the best, Nicky

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