6.22.2006

quotes make me happy!

i just love em. i subscribe to cyber nation, inspire, and real simple. daily inspirational emails... gotta love that! yes, i think i have another addiction problem!
total bummer because i had a zillion of them saved to my computer. i thought they were on the external hard-drive but unfortunately, they weren't. lost them with that stupid computer crash. oh well, maybe i'll start again! and maybe i'll find an even better way to organize them.
today i got this quote from real simple.
Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones. ~Anonymous.
this one rings so true with me. i mean, everyone is human. mistakes are inevitable. but i think it's extremely important to try to take something from them. to not just shrug it off. to learn. to grow. i also think it's incredibly important to admit to mistakes. yes, no one wants to say, 'i screwed up.' but we've all done it and i'm sure we will all do it again.
i've always had the hardest time admitting i was wrong. i'm not sure if it's just my maturing or my work or a combination of the two, but i have become so much better at it. i used to be ashamed. afraid that people would think i'm stupid. now i've figured out that they usually know it was you who messed up and if you admit it, you tend to be respected a lot more than by trying to take the easy way out.
so yeah, i'm loving this quote. makes me want to embrace my mistakes. kinda reminds me of ali's embraces imperfection thoughts...

8 comments:

Jaime said...

So true! Thanks for the quote, I love it!

Kache said...

You're right, admitting to screwing up is a good thing, especially at work. At least it worked for me. Not that it happened a LOT or anything :)

TracyDacy said...

You're right Shan - that is a GREAT quote!

Jill said...

I like that quote. TFS.

Heather said...

I agree 100%- thanks for sharing!

KJ said...

Awesome quote. I feel the same about admitting when I'm wrong, except when it comes to saying it to Steve! LOL

Brandy said...

i'm not human, i am perfect. ask anyone.

hera said...

Leah Fung had a couple of quote links on her blog the other day..

http://leahfung.typepad.com/leahs_desktop_dictionary/2006/06/environment_nou.html

in case you need more :-)