‘A life spent in making mistakes is not only
more honorable but more useful than a life
spent doing nothing.’ – George Bernard Shaw
I think Dr. Maltz and Mr. Shaw must have been
reading and/or writing from the same page, hence
the Maltz phrase …
‘Mistake maker – mistake breaker.’
In order to grow as a person, you must be open to
and willing to make mistakes. And if you’re not willing
to do so, you cannot improve and grow. It’s impossible.
Yet, I often find people with 10,000 questions, 10,000
worries, 10,000 fears about ‘what to do and when.’
‘Who Will Do What By When’ – now that’s the title of a
great book that I encourage you to read.
Tis far better than ‘Who Will Worry About What for
Perfectionism is a deadly disease. I have people who
attend my seminars on Internet Marketing, and they
approach the new business with nothing but fear, worry
and self-doubt. The prevailing attitude is, ‘What if I do
something and it doesn’t work.’
Well, the answer is ‘Hurrah.’ Put your arms up in the air
and congratulate yourself for at least doing something. Now
you know what doesn’t work – and you’re one move closer
to finding what DOES work. My very first idea didn’t make me
a fortune. I made many mistakes early on. Yet, today most of
what I touch turns to gold. How can that be? It’s because my
mistakes guided me toward doing the right thing more
My son came home from school yesterday and was upset
because he got a “yellow” warning. I asked him what caused
him to get the yellow. After he told me this I reminded him
that most of the time he gets a “green” – the best mark for
“What are you doing on the days you get green?” I asked.
After he told me I said, “Okay, focus on getting green more
often and do the things you normally do when you get green.”
He immediately calmed down.
When it comes to the Internet, you’ve got to remember that
it is a very forgiving place. I make mistakes on this
cyber-highway. But I keep driving. I don’t stop and
fret about my mistakes. I learn from them and move on.
The same approach is how you learn to get good at anything.
Take the Olympic figure skaters. They fall down hundreds of
times in each practice. And, quite often they fall in competition.
Yet they get back up and go at it again. They conquer the ice
by having a willingness to risk falling on it. Without risk they
would have nothing.
And so it is with YOU, my friend. Want to get more results out
of life – then do what a wise businessman said long ago …
‘Double Your Failure Rate.’
This does not mean that you deliberately try to fail or make
mistakes. It means that you understand the more things
you try, the more mistakes you’ll make – and the faster you’ll
get yourself onto the fast track to success.
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