Friday, October 25, 2013

How To Cash In On Your Mistakes

Wisdom has a price.  If you choose to live your life without mistakes, you're not paying the price of acquiring wisdom.  I know too many people who closed the book of opportunity because their past mistakes were overshadowing them.  Some were only one page away from redemption — all they needed to do was turn the page.  Here are some ideas to help you cash in on your mistakes:
  1. Consider your mistakes as antagonists.  They are there to help shape the protagonist and build character.  There is no meaningful plot without a strong antagonist to confront.  You can turn your life into a bestseller when you discover how to overcome your mistakes.
  2. There are millions of people out there who seek wisdom.  They don't understand how making mistakes is part of the process.  Share what you've learned with them.  Publish your own book.  Start a blog.  Build a tribe.
  3. Never fear your mistakes.  Make them part of your process for acquiring wisdom.  Embrace them.  They are your college tuition and you are working on a master's degree in life.  Don't skip any of the classes.  
Please share a time in your life when you cashed in on a mistake you made.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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