A quick thought for Friday!

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom by William Jordan.

mistakesWhat do you think?

+Alesandra Blakeston


6 thoughts on “Mistakes…

  1. Just think – if every mistake was getting us one step closer to wisdom, then it should follow then that those that make the most mistakes are the most wise.

    1. You are both right. Of course we need to learn from our mistakes, but I really feel that sometimes people get hung up on the idea of making a mistake, rather than letting mistakes go. As children we learn how to walk by falling. As adults, we should become better leaders by learning when we mess up!

      Thanks Luke, Michael for your insights!

  2. It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Based on the assumption that this is an accurate assessment, I would say that those who repeatedly make the same mistakes do not gain wisdom, instead they lose bits of sanity each time. Regardless, people who don’t make many mistakes likely don’t accomplish much of anything. I agree with Alesandra. As an adult, I strive to continue to learn and improve, and as a result I have often found myself the object of admiration for younger generations. They think I’m wise, even knowing all the mistakes I’ve made, but as Alesandra says here I have learned from my mistakes and left them in the past. My mistakes have all contributed, in some way, to the wisdom, and sometimes clarity, I have achieved thus far. That’s just my two cents. 😉

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