„Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.“
Source: Awaken the Giant Within (1992), p. 511
Context: Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
„Some people learn from mistakes and don't repeat them, Others try to block the memories and just delete them“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
Albums, The 3rd World (2008)
— Michael Korda British writer 1933
Power : How To Get It, How To Use It (1976)
„If you possess the ability to learn from your mistakes, then failure is literally impossible, because each rejection brings you closer to perfection.“
— Neil Strauss American writer 1973
Rules of the Game: The Style Diaries (2007)
„Although we all make mistakes in life, the problems occur when we try to hide our mistakes, to cover them up rather than to learn from them and allow other people to learn from them.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Source: Think Big (1996), p. 175
„Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it / immediately.“
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
„Advice is cheap you can take it from me.
It's yours to keep 'cause opinions are free.
Nobody knows about the trouble I've seen.
Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean.
It cost too much and takes too long to find out too late.
Some words are not heard 'til after they're spoken.
Your role was protective, your soul was too defective.
Some people just don't have a heart to be broken.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
The Great Wall of China.
Song lyrics, River of Dreams (1993)
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
Interview with Associated Press (1984)
„The cause of suffering is not thinking, it's identification with thinking. This is very, very important to understand, because if you don't understand that it's identification with thinking that's really at the heart of the matter, and you assume that it's thinking itself that's the problem, then you can waste immense amounts of time and energy trying to stop your mind from thinking, trying to better your mind.“
— Adyashanti Spiritual teacher 1962
The Basic Teachings - Part 1: Principles of the Teaching (2009)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
„As you grow spiritually, you will find yourself teaching more as you learn more. Your learning and your teaching will take place even in your sleep.“
— Bhakti Tirtha Swami American Hindu writer 1950 - 2005
Source: Books, Spiritual Warrior, Volume I: Uncovering Spiritual Truths in Psychic Phenomena (Hari-Nama Press, 1996), Chapter 1: Dreams: A State of Reality, p. 26
— Denis Waitley American writer 1933
„The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way.“
— Seth Godin American entrepreneur, author and public speaker 1960
"Competition as a crutch" http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/07/competition-as-a-crutch.html Seth's Blog (2012-07-16)
Source: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
„Education to perfect gentlemanship, to human excellence, liberal education consists in reminding oneself of human excellence, of human greatness.“
— Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973
“What is liberal education,” p. 6
Liberalism Ancient and Modern (1968)
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943