This Week's prompt is: History - do you or don't you? Learn from mistakes.
Take risks. Ask big questions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you don't make mistakes, you're not reaching far enough. David Packard co-founder of Hewlett Packard
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all. James Anthony Froude English Historian
When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this. Holly Near American singer/songwriter
Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life. We all have those could a, would a, should a times. How we react is the key to a successful life. I love Holly Near's quote. We can choose to act defeated and depressed, or we can analyse what went wrong and how to learn from it, how to build on it.
I have made some whopper mistakes, but I very rarely have repeated them. I kick myself, make amends, and then move on knowing that I am not perfect nor will I ever be. But that doesn't prevent me from striving for a better me. I want continue to grow until the day I die.