I saw this on Pinterest this morning and it hit home with me.
So much of my life decisions can be traced back to not so great experiences that I decided that I either didn’t want to repeat, or pass on.
My parenting style for example, while not perfect, was developed by not wanting to make the same mistakes that my parents made. I was really candid with my boys once they graduated from high school about my mistakes as I saw them, and asked them to forgive me and learn from them. It was really cool moment in our relationships.
My marriage has been specifically designed to keep at bay the mistakes my parents made. We are doing just fine making our own dumb mistakes.
I got into the mortgage business after I bought my first house, and knew that I could do 100% better job than the loan officer who did my loan. 26 years later, I’m still in the business, and I’m still getting better at it.
I think about how many times I’ve been in a situation, and I get a vision of how it could be improved, and what I would do differently.
Life is full of lessons and unaware teachers.