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miWisdom today… The more mistakes I make the more I change… the more I change the more I learn… the more I learn the more I grow… the more I grow the more opportunities appear and the more I am able to achieve in life.

This is a very simple formula, yet it has very profound implications for those who are able to understand and grasp it’s intrinsic meaning. Basically speaking, mistakes are simply a form of change that we must learn and grow from on a daily basis in order to attract the necessary opportunities that will allow us to flourish in our field of endeavor.

In our society today mistakes are frowned upon. If one makes a mistake, one is seen as incompetent and unworthy of success. Little do many people realize that mistakes are simply stepping stones to higher levels of understanding about one’s life and predicament.

Just imagine you are about to cross a river, and the only way across to the other side are a dozen stepping stones that you must walk upon. As you step onto the first stone you may be a little unsure or uncertain of yourself. You are thinking that the stone may be wobbly or that your foot may slip off, and as a result you will fall feet first into the water below. Sure, these are very uncertain times where 1 mistake could result in very wet socks. And as you progress along these stepping stones, more times than not (especially in the beginning stages of your journey), you may slip into the water. However, you have a goal, you have an objective to reach. And so you pick yourself out of the water and move forward across the stepping stones wiser than ever before for having fallen into the water below. Upon reaching the other side, you look back at your journey and realize just how much you have learnt from the mistakes you made.

Life is very much like a journey along these stepping stones. We make mistakes… We are changed or transformed by our mistakes… We learn from these changes… We grow as a result… and as we grow we make progress and attract new opportunities along our journeys. This is why it is so important never to get disheartened by the pitfalls which are there to help us gain the necessary experience we need to reach the other side of the river successfully.

The next time you feel as though the mistakes in your life are getting the better of you, try asking yourself the following questions:

  • How have I changed as a result of this experience?
  • What is life trying to teach me at this very moment?
  • How have I grown from the lessons that I have learnt?
  • What is intrinsically good about this that I hadn’t noticed before?
  • Where is the hidden opportunity that this experience has blessed me with?
  • What must I do next that will allow me to move forward towards my objective?

If you have a similar learning experience or would like to add to the list of questions, you may do so by commenting below.

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miWisdom today… One’s predicaments do not last forever. It ain’t over till you raise the white flag… until that moment you must fight for all you have till the outcome you seek rests securely in your hands.

Many people start feeling sorry for themselves and they have a tendency to become frustrated and disheartened with the circumstances that life throws their way. Without a network of supportive family and friends, they see little hope and begin to wilt away into the abyss of unfulfilled dreams that have been drained of life and sustenance. Little do they realise that they are just moving through a phase, a challenge of sorts that is teaching them lessons, developing within them habits and beliefs that will eventually allow them to deserve to live a life filled with only their dreams and desires. However, unless we learn from these challenges and adapt to what life throws at us, we will indeed struggle, yo-yoing back and forth from despair to experiences of minor fragments of achievement.

  • What is it exactly that I am currently struggling with?
  • What is life trying to teach me through these experiences?
  • What must I do, and how must I adapt for me to continue to progress along this journey?
  • What new habits and beliefs must I begin adopting into my life in order to make this work?
  • Where can I get further support and assistance with these challenges?

If you have a similar learning experience or would like to add to the list of questions, you may do so by commenting below.

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miWisdom today… If something doesn’t work out as you planned the first time around, it usually means that you either forgot a piece of the puzzle, didn’t know that another piece of the puzzle existed, or you simply have a puzzle piece that just doesn’t fit. The worst thing anyone can do is to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect to obtain a different result. This is known as The Definition of Insanity.

Take a good hard look at your situation (or the metaphor of the puzzle) and clarify whether you forgot a piece; in which case go over your plan or strategy once again to see what you might have overlooked. Secondly, if you didn’t know that there was another piece of the puzzle, than you will have to do further research or speak with others who will provide you with that piece or the answers you are looking for. And thirdly, if you have a puzzle piece that doesn’t seem to fit, make sure to double check to see if this is actually the right piece of the puzzle, or should it be discarded all together and possibly replaced with another piece?

  • What is my challenge or problem?
  • What exactly am I trying to do? What result do I seek to achieve?
  • What piece of the puzzle may I have forgotten?
  • What piece of the puzzle is missing here? What further research must I do? Whom could I speak with?
  • What could I discard that doesn’t seem to fit with the bigger picture and may in fact be sabotaging my success?

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miWisdom today… In the world today, there are no Free rides. To make it we must create our own luck through persistent and creatively repetitive actions, rather than waiting for the right person or situation to fall into our lap.

  • From this day onwards, how will I go about creating my own luck?
  • What must I do persistently and creatively in order to get ahead in this world and draw the events, people and circumstances that will change my life forever and for the better?

If you have a similar learning experience or would like to add to the list of questions, you may do so by commenting below.

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