The past does not equal the future
I used to work for a recruitment company and when interviewing candidates we always asked people for examples of how they had done a particular task in the past. For example,
Can you tell me about a time when you were under a lot of pressure and how you dealt with it?
The idea being that how we behave in the past is a good indicator of how we will behave in the future. Experience shows that this is certainly true.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Whether it is or isn’t is entirely up to you.
If you want to learn from your experiences and change for the better then that is your decision. You’ll be in the minority if you do this mind you. Most people are content to keep making the same mistakes without ever learning from them. They repeat, repeat, repeat ad infinitum. I know I’ve done more than my share of repeating stupid mistakes. But there is another way!
Instead of blindly wandering through life, look for ways to learn from your experiences so you can leave this life more evolved than you were when you entered it!
As Albert Einstein said,
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Learn from your mistakes and change for the better!
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