A Few Insights on Your Mistakes


Quotes are always fun and interesting. Here are some good ones on mistakes.

On making mistakes

“Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment”, Mullah Nasreddin, 13th Century Muslim cleric.

So, how many young people today, in every link in our chain and elsewhere, have the support to experience and learn from their bad judgments, their mistakes? Not many managers go by Miles Davis philosophy of, “there are no mistakes”.

There are. I’ve made enough for 2 lifetimes. Ones that make me cringe. But I’m here. And so are you. Fail small. Fail early. It’s OK. Here are some good ones to remember:

"Our scars serve to remind us the past is real" — Cormac McCarthy

“The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.”  ― Malcolm Forbes

“Some day we’ll look back on this, laugh nervously and change the subject”. – Woody Paige

“A Friend is someone who will get up at 3 AM to come and bail you out of jail.  A TRUE friend is someone sitting beside you in jail saying "Now THAT was fun". – Anonymous

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Albert Einstein

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ― L.M. Montgomery

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” ― Bill Gates

“A step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.” ― William Jordan

“The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.” ― Andy Rooney

“We made too many wrong mistakes.” ― Yogi Berra