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The best way out is always through.
-- Robert Frost


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Opportunity to improve

Do you ever attempt to hide from your mistakes or pretend they didn’t happen? If so, you’ll keep making the same ones over and over again.

Instead, quickly recognize and admit your mistakes. And learn to see the value in moving beyond them.

When you’ve found an error, you’ve uncovered an opportunity to improve. Take those opportunities and make those improvements.

When you discover a weakness, you’ve found a way to grow stronger. Overcoming a weakness in one area can make you more effective in all aspects of your life, after that weakness ceases to hold you back.

Accept that there are things you’ve been mistaken about, things you don’t know, and things you have not been able to do. That puts you in a position to make powerful positive improvements.

Instead of letting your mistakes and shortcomings grow more costly by denying that they exist, choose to see the real value in them. Decide to confidently deal with them and transform your liabilities into assets.

— Ralph Marston

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