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February 7, 2020

The Biggest Mistake

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Morgan @ 7:25 am

My BadThe Grasshopper offered this yesterday: “The biggest mistake is not learning from a mistake.

I think it’s safe to say that we have all made lots of mistakes. What we all haven’t done is:

A. Acknowledge them.

B. Learn from them.

If you continue to make the same mistake over and over, it’s a pretty clear that you haven’t learned from it, and even more than likely, you haven’t acknowledged it.

Acknowledging opens the door to learning. I’m reminded of the classic HAPPY DAYS episode where Fonzie can’t formulate the words “I was wrong.” It was laughable, but also instructive.

Admitting a mistake shines a light on the activity being admitted to. That illumination shows us the moving parts that need to be rearranged so we don’t move in that direction again.

“My Bad” needs to be taken off life support and put back in our vocabulary. Once we utter those words, we’re more likely to learn our lesson.

All the best,


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