Category: 8. Mistakes
Do we really ever learn from our mistakes

Do we really ever learn from our mistakes

Do we really ever learn from our mistakes?

There has been so many times that I have been lied to and yet I still refuse to give up believing in people.
I feel scared, gun shy and doubtful.
I approach with caution, yet I still believe.
Over and over again, people have lied.

First time, someone takes advantage of me, it is their fault
Second time, it is mine

Do we really ever learn from our mistakes?

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

by Portia Nelson

I. I walk down the street

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in, I am lost…I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes me forever to find my way out.

II. I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it, I fall in again.

I can’t believe I’m in the same place.

But it isn’t my fault.

It still takes me a long time to get out.

III. I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it there, I still fall in…It’s a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

IV. I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

V. I walk down another street.

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Do not give up the fight

Do not give up the fight

Do not give up the fight
Get up stand up stand up for your rights, do not give up the fight Bob Marley

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right (3 times)
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight

Preacher man don’t tell me heaven is under the earth
I know you don’t know what life is really worth
Is not all that glitters in gold and
Half the story has never been told
So now you see the light, aay
Stand up for your right. Come on

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
(Repeat)

Most people think great God will come from the sky
Take away ev’rything, and make ev’rybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth

You would look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your right, yeah!

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
Get up, stand up. Life is your right
So we can’t give up the fight
Stand up for your right, Lord, Lord
Get up, stand up. Keep on struggling on
Don’t give up the fight

We’re sick and tired of your ism and skism game
Die and go to heaven in Jesus’ name, Lord
We know when we understand
Almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can’t fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light
We gonna stand up for our right

So you’d better get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight

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Mistakes: Oops Course Correct

bandw_never_give_up

“Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or

petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to

force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming

might of the enemy.”—Winston Churchill

According to the late Peter Drucker, “The probability that the first choice you make is right for you is roughly one in a million.  If you decide that your first choice was the right one, chances are you are just plain lazy.”  Yet, some people dutifully continue marching down that path.

“You never fail until you stop trying.”
Albert Einstein

Brain tracy says you can always start, stop, increase or decrease what ever you are doing. Everything helps or hurts, gives or takes away. Everybody knows everything.

Oops…you did not do your task, you can have excuses, stories, blame, regrets or Results.

Act unconditionally in spite of fear, mood or hardship. Today re-commit, stay up late and do whatever it takes.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”Mary Anne Radmacher

“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do today and do it. Today is your lucky day.” — Will Durant

Having enough courage to take the first step and then keep going and never give up.

Self-discipline does not come without experiencing failure, and the only way to defeat failure is through persistence and perseverance.

 

Abraham Lincoln failed so many times, but never gave up

1831-         Failed in business – declared bankruptcy.

1832-        Defeated for State Legislature.

1834-        Again failed in business – declares bankruptcy.

1835-        Fiancée dies.

1836-        Has a nervous breakdown.

1837-        Defeated in election.

1843-        Defeated in bid for U.S. Congress.

1846-        Again defeated for U.S. Congress.

1847-        Fails for a third time in bid for U.S. Congress.

1855-        Defeated for U.S. Senate.

1856-        Defeated for office of Vice President.

1858-       Again defeated for U.S. Senate.

1859-       Elected President of the United States of America.

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail”. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Over, under, around and through whatever it take I will do.

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” Jim Rohn
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” Unknown

“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”Unknown

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Winston Churchill

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any” Alice Walker

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.” Napoleon Hill

“The key to my success has been to give up everything for my dream.” John Johnson

Pay yourself first by working on your goal; make it an unbreakable appointment with yourself. Others may not have much planned for you.

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
Pearl S. Buck

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
Orison Swett Marden

Each of us has much more hidden inside us than we have had a chance to explore. Unless we create an environment that enables us to discover the limits of our potential, we will never know what we have inside of us.
Muhammad Yunus

A limit on what you will do, puts a limit on what you can do.
Anonymous

You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
A.L. Williams

Try new things: Overcome the fear (i.e., fear of failure, rejection, or pain)! When you’re learning or doing a new sport or hobby, you don’t think about what’s bothering you. Last year, I tried snow skiing for the first time, and now I am hooked! Believe me, when I let one of my daughters (who had taken lessons) talk me into going down a “blue” hill on my first day, I wasn’t thinking about my “problems” while I was tumbling down half the mountain! My daughter later told the whole family how she had never seen anyone fall the way Daddy did.
Roland D. Nolen

Better a Has-been than a Never-was. But better a Never-was than a Never-tried-to-be.
Anonymous

No one willever see me quit, because I simply won’t. If I start something, I will finish it and do it well.
Steve Belmarsh

Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop, but that’s no reason to shut out the world. There’s a purpose for the good and for the bad.”
Crazy Pete

Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted. Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.
Bob Parsons, founder GoDaddy

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Alva Edison

No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.
Baudjuin

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.
H.Ross Perot

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffer

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is not easy for any of us. We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Marie Curie

Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Brian Tracy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
Anonymous

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
Bernadette Devlin

Be a quick change artist.

Oops: never mind and try something new.

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