Words to Consider: “Your best teacher is…”

Your best teacher is your last mistake. – Ralph Nader

 Ah mistakes, let me count the ways you have taught me…

  1. Stay calm when presented with an opportunity that seems too good to be true… it just might be
  2. Look beyond what you want to see so that you can clearly assess what is in your line of vision
  3. Sometimes taking the proverbial plunge in the deep end really is the way to learn to swim
  4. Most mistakes are not going to tear apart the fiber of the universe
  5. Saying your sorry when you are is the right thing to do, even if the other person is not willing to accept your appology
  6. Be strategic when choosing  your companions for a long journey of any sort
  7. Trust your instincts
  8. Go to bed when you are tired, unless the house is on fire, or you have been handed the keys to THE RED BUTTON, or something else of real magnitute most things can wait until you can give them your full attention
  9. Don’t say  “Yes, I promise” unless you really mean it
  10. Learn to enjoy surprises
  11. Being rejected is not the end the world or your social life, it may not even be a reflection of you
  12. In the long run it is easier to be yourself than not, quirks and all
  13. Don’t wait to try something you have longed to do, you’ll only waste precious opportunities that may not come again
  14. Don’t forget to have some fun
  15. Say what you need to even if it is painful, that pain will fade faster than a regret ever will

I could go on and on. How about you?


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