08 Jun You fool me once shame on you, you fool me twice shame on me
you fool me once shame on you , you fool me twice shame on me…
learning from one’s mistakes ease up the pain of the mistake itself. But how much do we learn from it?
As a trainer and a coach I use lots of experiential learning techniques such as games , simulations, stories ,on spot applications. Over all these years of interaction with my audience , there are three anchors that remain regardless where and who is being trained.
1. Not thinking out of the box
2. Not considering that with the changing context the answers will change
The second one is more tricky as we live in the present time and ” we don’t see the world as it is but we see it as we are” … we assume, judge and decide according to our own context. In fact this reminds me the story of Albert Einstein and his exam paper filled up with exact same questions of the previous year, when challenged by a student regarding to the similarity of the questions, he simply answered: Yes, indeed the questions are the same as those of last year, yet the answers have changed…
So a positive answer can be negative in a different context.
The third one is looking to the same object by the same angle and forcing your eyes to see a different object… This would simply not happen. You cannot find a solution to something by looking at the same direction stronger. Yet a little shift of angle will bring its magic. Discovery of new options and perspectives.
We need to consider mistakes as blessing milestones in our life journey… We stumble upon them for a reason and lucky us we grow out of it by becoming more self confident.
When I was very young and foolish , I was very lucky to be mentored by an amazing CEO and he kept telling me ” I judge the person by its ability to stand up after a huge fall- it is not his knowledge nor his learned skills yet his attitude that will determine his life”
Have the attitude of positive thinker , be a dolphin – smart , helpful, believe in growing the pie at all circumstances… believe in yourself , believe that you can make the change for you and for others.