- Some of the greatest things you will ever know come from mistakes
- A lot of memorable moments emerge from making mistakes
- The most valuable lessons are taught from mistakes made in the past
- Failing to acknowledge mistakes impedes the opportunity to grow
- 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.