I made a mistake this week. Actually, probably more than one, but I’m only going to mention one! 🙂 I got a bill ready to send and then somehow it got under some papers on my desk. By the time I discovered it, there was a late fee. 😦 There is a certain irony to this if you think about it, like time management books that are returned to the library late.

Paul and Sarah Edwards wrote about What to Do When You Make a Mistake in the book “Making It On Your Own.” One of the items under “Do’s” is “Learn everything you can from it. Under “Don’ts” is “don’t berate yourself.” DO take responsibility. DON’T give up. DO any necessary damage control. DON’T repeat the same mistake…

One of my favorite quotes is from hockey player Wayne Gretsky: “Statistically, 100% of the shots you don’t take don’t go in.”

I write about goal setting, time management, and other skills for personal development, happiness, and a productive life. My fascination with phonics and the pursuit of literacy is shared at www.phonicspow.com. I enjoy reading books and watching movies based on the screen and page method.

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One comment on “Mistakes
  1. Great post. Making mistakes can be *so* hard, both the fear of making them, and “processing” them. Thanks very much for the pointer to Paul and Sarah Edwards’ books – onto the list they go!

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