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 seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at www.phonicspow.com. In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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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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