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5 reasons to value mistakes made

  1. Some of the greatest things you will ever know come from mistakes
  2. A lot of memorable moments emerge from making mistakes
  3. The most valuable lessons are taught from mistakes made in the past
  4. Failing to acknowledge mistakes impedes the opportunity to grow
  5. The most interesting stories we tell are a collection of our mistakes

One thing I love to say is: What good is a mistake if you don’t learn from it?
Earlier today we had a shoot we did for our movie for our school’s final project. After everything was shot and all the scenes were done, I came back with all the things I took except an adaptor. I didn’t mention it to anyone but knew that it was missing. When the person I borrowed it from asked for it, I told him I didn’t take it. He persisted in getting me to find it and so I searched everywhere but couldn’t find it, still convinced that I had not taken it. My crew members confused it with a different one and were sure, beyond shadow of doubt, that they had not seen it when I described the proper one to them. I then had to go back to our location (a 10-15min jog), wait for the owners (since we asked to shoot at their house), that lasted 30mins and successfully retrieve it. Fortunately I accomplished that.
What mistake did I make all along? Not keeping a proper and detailed inventory of all items taken and returned!
Next time you make a mistake, don’t cringe, rejoice, for an opportunity for wisdom would have presented itself.
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    Posted on December 9, 2012

    • Or pretty much at all for that matter. Depending on the degree and the gravity of the mistake people are treated to the level of that degree! For some that might mean being timid and anxious because of the fear of making a mistake which, of course, increases chances of them making one.

      What are your thoughts about it?

    • Or pretty much at all for that matter. Depending on the degree and the gravity of the mistake people are treated to the level of that degree! For some that might mean being timid and anxious because of the fear of making a mistake which, of course, increases chances of them making one.

      What are your thoughts about it?

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