Mistakes and Learning

There is no winning without loosing, there is no success without failure? A life of contradictions, isn’t it?

Even though, mistakes are part of life. We cannot generalize, and “make mistakes” the center of our lives. One cannot have a life full of mistakes. In this universe of people, some learn quickly from failure and understand in detail their weaknesses and strenghts, some don’t seem to get it.

The dilemma is: How do we determine, what mistakes are part of the learning process? then? Why some mistakes might not be good to make? Simply because mistakes can be costly. Wars, for example, will kill thousands of individuals, and today’s weapons of mass destruction could blow the whole earth in minutes.

In my particular case, I use my faith to determine what mistakes are not good to make. God printed them in stone as the ten commandments and Jesus summarized them well as “Love others as you love yourself.” (link)

Unless, we preserve the fundamental Christian principle, stated above, as part of our decision-making process, our errors will be useless and potentially dangerous for ourselves and others.

Why am I analyzing “The mistake issue”? Well, as I am reading, Robert Kiyosaki portrays business mistakes as a good thing, and in many business practices, mistakes are key elements to learn specially in a guestimated business environment.

As I made my analysis on this subject, and how generalization of the “mistake” concept was a conclusion easily made by the reader. The reader could get actually convinced that making mistakes is a well-founded justification for learning and hence a great thing, but as depicted in this paragraph it might not be.

I decided to post this in my blog to clarify this issue, if not, comment or email me ;).

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