InspirEmail No 64 - July 18, 2005
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'


So you made a mistake

The obituary editor of a city newspaper was not one who would admit his mistakes easily. One day, he got a phone call from an irate subscriber who complained that her name just appeared in the obituary column. 'Really?' was the calm reply. 'Where are you calling from?'

There is no shame in making mistakes. They are an important and necessary part of learning.  A young man came in for an interview with his manager. 'Tell me'  the young man asked her 'how did you become so successful?'

'Two words' she said.

'And what are they?' he asked

'Right decisions' she replied

He asked 'How did you make right decisions?'

'One word - experience'

'And how did you get experience?'

'Two words' she said.

'And what are they?' he asked

'Wrong decisions' she replied

In order to profit from our mistakes, we have to get out and make some. And so long as we keep making different ones each time, we're learning and growing!

Are you feeling badly about a mistake you recently made? Then decide what you will do differently next time, make amends if necessary, forgive yourself and move on.

Are you afraid of taking a necessary risk for fear of making a mistake? Remember, even poor choices can be marvellous opportunities for learning. For it is through those wrong decisions that we will learn to make right decisions.

So make those mistakes. Make them boldly! In the end, they will make you better. And if you make enough, you'll become the best you can be!

Written by Steve Goodier


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The House of 1000 Mirrors

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly.

As he left the House, he thought to himself, 'This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often.'

In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him.

As he left, he thought to himself, 'That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again.'

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?

Author Unknown

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The world can change in an instant.
So can the way you choose to see it.
Why not choose to see the good in yourself and others
Bob Perks

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