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Overcoming setbacks

Saturday, May 07, 2011

From Ralph Waldo Emerson (and in the SP article)

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."

I would say this is only the first part to overcoming any setbacks. Yes, you need to just accept what happened and accept that you have made mistakes. But I don't think forgetting them is really the right answer. I think that you need to acknowledge them and figure out how you could have done better, then do better the next day. Otherwise, it's really easy to sit at the end of every day and make excuses for why things happened rather than fix the root cause of the problem and improve everything.
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  • v PLEEBLES
    I totally agree with that sentiment. Getting to the root of the problem is really the only way you will truly solve anything!
    1878 days ago
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