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Learning From Mistakes

Indecision Is a Decision Within Itself

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Indecision is a decision within itself. In life, we find ourselves making and avoiding decisions on a daily basis. Everytime we make a decision, we worry about the results, we worry about what we may have done wrong or how it could've been better.

Sometimes You Are Not a Victim - You Are an Asshole

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

I have, for a lot of my life, suffered from a victim complex -- you know the one, where everything in your life is someone else's fault. It is only now, a good six years after my second divorce that I am starting to see how I was no treat to live with.

When I Tried To Be a New Yorker

Stephanie Harper | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Stephanie Harper

New York became my solution. I'd always had a sort of romantic view of New York, and this would be my opportunity to live out this fantasy.

9 Powerful Lessons We Can Learn From Our Mistakes

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

Our mistakes and failures are gifts, gems, guideposts in our learning and growth as people. So embrace failures, mistakes, screw ups and shortcomings because they not only make us uniquely who we are, but also teach us powerful lessons like the nine below.

What We Learned From Our Failure to Launch; It's Not the Launch Date, It's the Lead Up to It That Counts

Keyon Bayani | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Keyon Bayani

"Houston, we have a problem!" How many hours, days, weeks, months, even years do we spend trying to finalise our products to get them out into the ...

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

Mistakes Happen. Deal with Them and Change

Michael Drew | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Michael Drew

Making mistakes isn't the same thing as being stupid. We have a tendency to blame ourselves, or believe ourselves to be stupid for committing errors. But this simply is wrong. When we recognize our errors, we can course-correct.

Needing to Belong and the Joy of Being Different

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Imagine, who you could be if you let down the walls. I know too many people who believe they are stuck and cannot leave their prisons. The biggest prisons we have today are not institutions... they are ourselves.

How to Properly Handle an Office Mistake

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It's not a matter of "if" you will make a mistake at work, it's only a question of "when," and how you handle the blunder says a great deal about your character and good judgment.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

There Are No Mistakes... Really?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Do you ever make stupid mistakes that make you wish you had an undo button for your life? Things that make you cringe when you realize what you did? ...

Owning Imperfection

Joanne Heyman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Our allergy to risking and potentially failing, all the while worshiping at the altar of perfection, may actually be hindering our health, happiness and achievement.

What I Learned From My Recent Breakup

Monica Miranda | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Monica Miranda

Just recently I broke up with my boyfriend of five months. Although the relationship was very short lived, it taught me a few lessons that I hope to remember when I move on into a new relationship.

Didn't Get What You Want? How to See the Good in 10 Minutes

Jennipher Walters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Unfortunately, we don't get that many true do-overs in life. And we certainly don't have control over everything. But we do have control over ourselves and the all-awesome power of attaching meaning to the events in our lives.

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

The Right Way To Learn From Your Mistakes

Posted 02.07.2014 | OWN

We all make mistakes, but new research shows there's a right way to deal with them. By Bonnie Tsui I can remember, with aching clarity, some...

Regret and Her Horrible Twin, Guilt: A Parable about a Hidden Force that May Be Keeping You Stuck

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

While there's always room for improvement, toddlers fall down many times before becoming proficient at walking. They may cry but they don't feel ashamed. Instead they get up, make adjustments, and try again.

Lindsay Henry: Why It Is OK to Make the Same Mistakes

Lindsay Henry | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

I dropped a hot iron on the carpet once. In college. I was in grad school, a teaching assistant, and needed a wrinkle-free, button-down blouse to wear for the first day of class. I wanted to look crisp. Clean. Professional.

Not That Talented

Charles Cole III | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

I need to actively break down these cognitive barriers that society firmly supplants into the psyche of our children, hell, of our men, young and old.

Procrastination: I Won't Let You Get the Best of Me!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Eventually, it all gets done, but it's that worrying of having pending issues to close out, which can sometimes lead to just not knowing how to get started. Therefore, let's shift our focus on what we can control.

How Not to Build a Boat

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I expressed my admiration for what he had accomplished, and he suggested what he had learned in the process of building a boat for past twenty years -- "I know how not to build a boat."

5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Posted 10.25.2013 | OWN

By Amity Gaige A few key things to avoid in life, by the author of Schroder: A Novel. Mistake #1: Accepting crisis as your M.O. I have an o...

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Sarina Tomel | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flex...

Do the Best Work of Your Life or Get Your $#*! Together

Ryan McKeever | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryan McKeever

While something was off for a long time, it was as close as I could get at the time. If you're not there, start by getting closer to what you love. Small steps towards a new direction now drastically changes where your journey ends.