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I want to share one of my favorite personal and very real "Learning from my mistakes stories". Let me take you back to October, 1994.
I was enjoying my work and feeling very civic minded, so I decided to run for City Council in the town where I lived, Hoboken, New Jersey. I was young and energized. We had 40,[url=http://duveticaitaliaoutlet.webmium.com/][b]duvetica down jackets[/b][/url],000 people living in my town, and we had what was called a bedroom community. Most of the people in the town worked during the day and came home at night to sleep.
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I turned off the computer and listened to my voice messages. I have never heard so many angry messages in my life. I learned a few new words that night with a blunder that might have possibility caused me the election. In case you are wondering, I didn't get elected. My lesson was extremely clear, Check and double check your technology. Technology can be your best friend, but don't let it get the best of you.
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I have a few ideas for everybody listening to help you learn from your mistakes. The first step is to analyze what went wrong and think through what you can do the next time. Really it think it through. What went wrong and what can you do next time? The second step is to develop or implement what we might call Plan B. Very simply, Plan B is an alternate plan to accomplish the same goal? It's also a good idea to have your plan B ready even before your failure or mistake. This way you can jump right into plan B without delay.
Many of the other things you can do fit into what I describe as mental learning or re-framing. When you have made a mistake, focus on what you have learned from the mistake and how this will make you better, stronger and faster the next time. When possible, try to maintain your sense of humor about the situation.
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