“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” — Denis Waitley
Making mistakes can be frustrating, but we can grow from them.
Newsweek magazine has a regular column called “My Favorite Mistake” in which people of note are invited to tell about mistakes they are glad they have made because the mistakes taught them valuable lessons or gave them insight they wouldn’t otherwise have. In class, we’ve read about the favorite mistakes of violinist Joshua Bell and Congressman Jason Chaffetz.
Now it’s our turn to write personal narratives about our favorite mistakes and what we learned from the experiences. Perhaps some of those essays will appear in our blogs.
Do you have a favorite mistake? What did it teach you?