The best lesson in life is to learn from someone else’s mistakes rather than your own. But if you make a mistake along your life path – move on and never repeat it.
About Jane Garber-Rosenzweig
I am a mother, a senior franchising and commercial lawyer, a writer and a social media enthusiast. I live a very busy lifestyle but believe that you need to take time to ‘stop and smell the roses’. I also believe in taking educated risks and celebrating all achievements in life, regardless of how big or small they are. I am a lateral thinker and an optimist. My goal in life is to ensure the saying “we make our own destiny” becomes a reality.
Hi Jane, I disagree – I think the best way to learn is from your own mistakes, not someone else’s. I think you can take note of other people’s mistakes and try not to replicate them in your own life, but I think one learns best through their own mistakes and becomes stronger and wiser for it, if they so choose…
The point is that try not to make mistakes, and if you do, of course the lesson is better learned on your own experience, but it is silly to repeat the same mistakes.
I think if you don’t make mistakes in life, which in theory of course you do :), you cannot learn anything…mistakes are part of the learning curve and are part of the overall life’s journey and one’s own personal progression and learning. I agree it is silly to repeat the same mistakes, but a lot of people do and I guess when you have learnt your lesson (through reflection and/or realisation) from the mistake you made, then you will move on and hopefully not repeat it again. On the side note, I’d like to say its really great you started this blog and I enjoy reading your articles 🙂 well done…
Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you enjoying reading. I will be posting more so hopefully you and others keep reading.