“I’ll be back”
You know the name of this classic sci fi starring Mr. Universe 1970 himself , Arnold Schwarzenegger.
An indestructible cyborg sent back in time from the year 2029 to kill the mother of the future savior of mankind, John Connor.
In the eyes of Skynet, Connor poses a serious threat to world domination by the machines and human extinction.
The resistance see’s things a bit different and sends it’s own to protect John’s mother Sarah.
Definitely a sci fi classic but I’m not here to give movie reviews,
but time travel would cure a whole lot of our marketing mistakes!
How great would it be to have a time travel machine!
If you could travel back in time even once to correct one wrong mistake that you’ve done, or one bad thing you said to someone. Where would you go?
Who would you see? What would you say or what would you correct about your life?
With all of today’s technology, it’s really a shame we don’t have that luxury.
But…What we do have, is the ability to go back and fix the wrong.
Not through time travel of course but through the natural order of things…Life…Forgiveness
And I’m not even talking about the forgiveness of an individual (although special in itself)
I’m talking about the forgiveness of error, the mercy of inaccuracy, the leniency of miscalculation.
We are allowed in this life to make mistakes, its what brings us to our full potential.
Remember what Henry ford once said: Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
There is no need to feel like a failure every time you make a mistake. Be thankful in the fact that you can go back and right it.
But unlike Sarah Connor, who had Kyle Reese to come to her rescue, and tell her what her future held in store,
we must experience this for ourselves.
Mistakes are inevitable because life has so many variables and uncertainties.
It is very fortunate for us as humans that we can learn valuable lessons from our mistakes so that we don’t continue to repeat them.
How do you benefit from mistakes and harness their powers ?
- A mistake might reveal a little nuance we missed
- They could possibly point us in a direction we hadn’t considered
- It most certainly deepens your expertise
- Gives us insight to our skill levels
- Keep us connected to what is working and what is not
- Mistakes give us incentive
- They help us to make better choices
- They teach us practice and procedure
- They can reveal an entirely new insight
Learn to accept mistakes as part of the growth process and not in “fixed” terms. When we think we can eradicate mistakes,
we are often working from a context that views the world as a fixed place.
Trial and error is the natural order of things.
When we decide to grasp the reality of mistakes, we can free ourselves to be more productive.
Don’t expect Kyle Reese to save you from your future, just continue to strive for your goal. Every mistake you make along the way only gets you one step closer.
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