Benefit From the Mistakes of Others

“You cannot live long enough to make all the mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others.”

In every mistake, there is learning, but not every mistake has to be your own. Just as society uses history to learn from the mistakes of earlier generations, so can you. Save yourself some time and frustration and look to those around you and learn from their experiences.

For instance, instead of being defensive when an older person passes on advice listen and appreciate the learning they’ve gained over time. Tune into their mistakes more closely than their successes. Reflect on why things went wrong and tuck the learning away in your mind for your own future challenges.

By avoiding the mistakes made by others, you can create true success for yourself in a lot less time.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I learn from the mistakes made by others.


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