By Mike Aux-Tinee.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. – Johnny Cash
Just because we make a mistake does not mean it’s the end of the world. That we should close up shop and not continue our lives. It’s a learning opportunity, that’s not in any text book or taught in a class, but it’s much more valuable.
Do you know that Thomas Edison once said, “Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.” It took him a hundred attempts to invent the light bulb. Can you imagine if he would have become frustrated at his failures and quit after the first couple of failed attempts?
Look at how much darker our world would be if he did not invent the lightbulb?
So many people are stuck in the past, at the point they made a mistake and are afraid to continue onward. Each of us has so many things to experience, to share and to learn that we can not sit back and fear what may or may not happen.
It’s not easy, continually being burned by our mistakes, but the past is the past. They do not make us stronger, but smarter and maybe that is worth the price.