virgin islands scene

A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
-- Rachel Naomi Remen
 

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Knowledge earned through experience

You cannot change the past but you can learn from it. What went well, what went wrong, what would you do different next time?

Don’t obsess over the past, don’t expect to get it back, don’t expect to receive a do-over. But don’t ignore it either.

The value of experience is in what you’re able to learn. From massive success, from heartbreaking failure, from everything in between, there’s a lot of great, useful information.

You won’t come across the same exact situation again. Yet you will face very similar challenges.

Knowing what works and what doesn’t work, enables you to move successfully through those challenges. Knowing you’ve done it before, regardless of the prior outcome, is a confidence booster with no equal.

Look back occasionally, realize and pay attention to what you’ve learned. Apply the knowledge you’ve earned through experience, and be more effective than ever before.

— Ralph Marston

previousAction now       Get past yourselfnext

Copyright ©2017 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All Rights Reserved. The Daily Motivator is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Other than personal sharing, please do not re-distribute without permission.