Listen to Yourself

When you come up with smart things, you should record them. And you should read them! Nothing is more embarrassing than when you forget a lesson that you yourself have taught.

I made a mistake this week that I’ve warned against – in this very blog! I violated the advice my father gave me, which is that while it’s fine to make mistakes, you should try at least to make all unique ones and not repeat any.

But all humans are flawed! So what do we do? Write it down again.

Hammer it in. Lessons repeated are lessons learned. Personal responsibility and self-ownership are hallmark lessons, and I shouldn’t have missed it. I’ll forgive myself – but I will strive to do better. I will own the mistake and get better.

I will try to make a new mistake next time.

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