Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long.  Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you.  Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.  No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth.

Shake off your blunders.  How will you know your limits without an occasional failure?  Never quit. Your turn will come.    ~ Og Mandino   ~

“But what if I make a mistake?’ Will asked. Gilan threw back his head and laughed. ‘A mistake? One mistake? You should be so lucky. You’ll make dozens! I made four or five on my first day alone! Of course you’ll make mistakes. Just don’t make any of them twice. If you do mess things up, don’t try to hide it. Don’t try to rationalize it. Recognize it and admit it and learn from it. We never stop learning, none of us.” ~ John Flanagan, Erak’s Ransom ~

“I’m afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can’t be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.” ~ Terry Goodkind, Confessor ~

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