Thoughts to Caffeinate – #2

19 Jul

“Your mistakes are what makes you” (Made in Nachmo, Jun 2010)

It may seem unusual at first but your mistakes shape the character you will eventually become. Success in any endeavor depends on the ability to learn from your mistakes.

Our errors are portals of discovery though we usually don’t see it like that. It can help to navigate our actions and decisions. But for many reasons admitting fault is difficult and there lies the key to the entire process. It’s the acceptance of your errors which moves you towards understanding, it is what accelerates your progress.

So the next time you make a mistake, cease to view it as a setback or even a failure, get back on your feet and choose to use it as a step up the ladder. Have courage, for it will teach you a valuable lesson. As Winston Churchill once said, all men make mistakes, but only the wise learn from it.


Scott Berkun, a former Microsoftie and bestselling author, further explains this thought as well as the four kinds of mistakes.


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4 Responses to “Thoughts to Caffeinate – #2”

  1. Douja July 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    I have to say this is brilliant! We are what we make of our mistakes. We can either wallow in pity at what we did wrong or look at it as a learning experience and see what good might have come out, you are always showing us the beauty in this world!! Thank you 🙂

    • NaCHMO July 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

      Thank you Douja, for taking the time to read it.

      It’s good to see you found meaning in it and share it with your friends too. I will go as far as to say “your mistakes are also what defines who your real friends are”.

  2. hoiden July 26, 2010 at 3:13 am #

    Wise words 🙂 Our mistakes can make or break as given what we do with them….thank u for sharing this 🙂

    • NaCHMO July 27, 2010 at 5:49 am #

      Exactly that! By realising our mistakes and taking actions to correct them, these are the first key steps on the road to bettering ourselves.

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