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5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes

Find Life Lessons When You're Less Than Perfect

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  • MISSTX32
    I have a friend who is always rushing to get where he is going, He rushes to work, rushes to lunch, rushes BACK to work, rushes home, rushes to church, to school functions, to family affairs, it's crazy! I was without a car for a few days and he offered to bring me to the grocery store. On the way there he estimated how much time each leg of our grocery store excursion should take. He knew how many minutes I should spend on each aisle, when to begin checking out, and the estimated time to be at his car with my cart! Being so time conscious put my stomach in knots! I decided for survival's sake, to ignore his ridiculous attempts to control me and just shop. I trimmed my list considerably, made quick decisions, avoided eye contact with people and stayed focused, maintaining my cart at a slow roll! After only10 minutes in the store, he calls me from the parking lot wanting to hear the items I had left on my list. I named half a dozen things and told him I'd text him the moment I was in the check out line. He started calling for a progress report every 3 or 4 minutes so turned off my phone rather than give in to the urge to be physically violent. Then, thinking it wise, I abandoned my list and went quickly through check out. Texting a simple, "I'm DONE!" I grabbed my 4 or 5 bags and walked outside to look for his car. It didn't take long to realize he left me there with no ride home. He seriously needs to learn the valuable messages in this article! Especially "getting there" is a huge part of Life! It is so important to BE in the present, look for humor, offer a kind word, smile at a baby, compliment someone, enjoy and being grateful for a gorgeous sunset, be available to listen to a neighbor who just lost a spouse and needs to talk. Life is so much more than time management!
  • COURTENAYE
  • Great works are performed not by strength,
    but by perseverance.
    - Samuel Johnson
  • We all need to learn from our mistakes rather than keep repeating them, whether working or retired. I have to admit that it is much easier now that I am no longer giving 10 hours a day to a job.
  • This is how I live my life now that I am retired. It makes for a happy - non stressed life. It is too bad I didn't know all this in my younger years.
  • I have read this article several times & each time find the information contained in it valuable. Important stuff! :-)
  • Someone once said that the power of the written word is that it makes everything seem so obvious and within our grasp...and this article, with all its pointers, is a great example of just how much each one of us has within to be able to do more than we think we can....thank you
  • These are all good points. I learned the hard way, as U did. Yes I 'be learned to listen to my body also. I hope U had a Blessed Day on the Lord's Day! Linda!
  • Good points.

    Will Rogers said "Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself!"

    Keep on keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life…
    211 Until tomorrow!


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    “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
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  • This is important. Not easy but something I am learning. Thanks
  • Very inspirational! I really needed this today! Yay!
  • Great information. Thanks for sharing!
  • There's a lot of good info here... Thanx!
  • Great article and lots of useful tips mentioned.
  • Great Thank you for sharing.

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