They’re Not Mistakes…

…they’re learning experiences.

Failing to maintain perfection is inevitable. That’s a fancy way of saying: We do things wrong.

If I could count on my fingers how many times I’ve let the wrong cow slip by me, let the wrong words slip out, or the ONE time my tractor dropped into an abandoned well – let’s just say I’d need a lot more hands to tally up that count.

And while yes, mistakes happen, I’m learning to view them less as a failure to maintain perfection and more as an opportunity to learn a better way to handle a situation the next time it rides around.

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?
~ Peter McWilliams


  1. This reminds me of the quote, “Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.” How do you think the wise became wise? They made lots of mistakes and bad judgement calls. Thanks for the words of wisdom!

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