Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Mistakes

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It was late. In the light of the oil lamp John was mixing ingredients to form a medicine. Than he made a mistake. John accidentally added carbonated water instead of plain water to his recipe. John took a sip. Mmmm this tastes delicious and refreshing, he thought It was 1886. The man was John Pemberton He just invented Coca-Cola Especially when trying something new we tend to make mistakes. Through trial and error we learn. There are not that many people though who turn mistakes into opportunities or learn from their mistakes. We cover up mistakes or we tell people off when they make a mistake.Did you ever hear somebody say "oh come here I'll do it from now on. This is already the second time that you make a mistake." Some hear it often when they are young. A door is closed for them. They don't get the opportunity to learn anymore. The more risks you take in your life the more change you make a mistake. I think the reason that people are afraid to make mistakes is that they are too often panalysed for it. That's why they invented brainstorming to come up new ideas. The rule is that no idea is strange or get ridiculed. Every idea is valid. People feel than safe and are not afraid to make mistakes. The creative juices flow. The most successful people I think are the ones who persevere. If you are able to deal with the feeling of frustration and rejection you move forwards. A great thing is that you still can build self esteem in a child by allowing him to make mistakes and not making a big deal out of it. When the child becomes an adult they will deal with mistakes a lot better. Of course you have to take calculated risks or you let a child do things you can think he can handle. You have to try new things that are safe. Just as a pilot can't take a risk a young child can't take too many risks either. If you do make a mistake, stop and think. What did I do wrong. How can I do it better next time.I make this mistake many times. Every time I diet I am too strict for myself I can't keep it up and stop but....I make the same mistake next time. In many things I have to learn to think first and find new ways of behaving. I have to learn from my mistakes. By the time I learned from them all I will probably be old but a lot wiser. Therefore we can learn a lot from old people. Don't make the mistake to ignore them. They carry a lot of wisdom. If At First You Don't Succeed Author Unknown Failure doesn't mean - "You are a failure,"It means - You have not succeeded. Failure doesn't mean - "You accomplished nothing,"It means - You have learned something. Failure doesn't mean - "You have been a fool,"It means - You had a lot of faith. Failure doesn't mean - "You don't have it,"It means - You were willing to try. Failure doesn't mean - "You are inferior,"It means - You are not perfect. Failure doesn't mean - "You've wasted your life,"It means - You have a reason to start afresh. Failure doesn't mean - "You should give up,"It means - "You must try again. Failure doesn't mean - "You'll never make it,"It means - It will take a little longer. Failure doesn't mean - "God has abandoned you,"It means - God has a better way for you. Wish you a lot of mistakes today, Marja

12 comments:

  1. Dearest Marja
    I have made tons of mistakes in my life, some I wished I hadn't, many I just had to live with it, and most I can't say I was glad but it happened and I don't want to repeat them. And in every mistake made, there is something that's good out of it (well...most of the time anyway..), it made me wiser (i hope) and better in every way. Maybe it's even good to make small mistakes along the way and grow better each day :)

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  2. I thought I made a mistake once!
    However.....I was mistaken!

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  3. I agree, repeated mistakes are lessons we haven't learned yet.

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  4. foutje is menselijk, volgende keer beter zeg ik altijd maar weer.

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  5. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

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  6. Some of my biggest successes all started with a mistake. I kid you not.

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  7. may be at times we should let ourselves burn our hands..and learn how to walk out of it...

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  8. That was inspiring! Thanks for posting it! Have a wonderful day because you amde mine!

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  9. There is nothing like failures ,only results.It is we attach the tag failures to attempts.

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  10. I agree we need to learn from the mistakes we have made.

    Beautiful posting

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  11. I was just talking about this with Hubby yesterday!
    Some people are so busy pointing that they forget to point at themselves. When Hubby and I first got married, we pointed at each other, the arguments were fierce...you did this...you you you....we've learned to say, I did this and I'm sorry and work it out....it's take two to tango! I do have a habit of the 'telling people off' when I've apologized time and time again for my mistakes and they don't take their responsibility in their part of the argument, I guess after 10 times of that, I have my breaking point...LOL

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  12. Yes, I agree with all other comments: of course I have made tons of mistakes in my life and some of them I wished I haven´t!But nobody is perfect and peoples makes mistakes!Every mistake is a chance to make it better the next time.

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