The biggest mistake.
September 8, 2011 5:03am CST
What's the biggest mistake you ever did in your life? Did you accept it? Did it affect your life some way?
8 Sep 11
Many years ago I attended two job interviews and to my shock I was offered both jobs. I couldn't really decide between both of them as they were for the same wage and doing quite similar things. The only difference between these jobs was that one was to start in 2 weeks time and the other in 3 months. I decided to go with the one that started in 2 weeks. This was the mistake. The job started how it was meant to and I was enjoying it. When I started though I was told that the job would change so that I could move up in the company. This never happened I just stayed as a lowly office clerk, which after a year was definately below me. A year and a half later I was made redundant, and this seems to be the pattern that my life has taken since then. I was made redundant again in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and I have now been unemployed for a year. I really think that if I had waited 3 months and took the other job I would have been able to grow with the job and move up in the company, had money in the bank, bought my own house and be enjoying my life. Unfortunately I've got no job, no money, no house of my own, a large overdraft, bills I can't pay and no belief that things will change
8 Sep 11
I'm normally very good at keeping my head up and staying positive but I've just had enough of it now. I've always been someone that struggles and I'm just fed up of it as I really don't see a way out of it. I can only be positive for so long and it's now been too long. I always believed that things happen for a reason but what's happened to me I can't see any reason for it as it has never been for the better. I also believed that good things come to those who wait and good things happen to good people. Well I'm a good person who has been waiting for my good fortune for too many years to mention and I am completely fed up with all the postive thinking as it has never, ever worked
8 Sep 11
One of the biggest mistakes that I made was when I was choosing which university to go to. I made the decision to go to one near my home so that I would be able to live at home and therefore save a lot of money on my rent. Because of this, I was unable to get the same kind of experience that my friends were able to get who lived away from home. Although I did manage to save a lot of money, I do feel as though I have now missed out on one part of my life that I will never be able to get back again now that the chances have gone.
• United States
8 Sep 11
Oh yes, many, many mistakes have been made throughout my life. And no doubt there will be many more to come, I'd imagine. I try not to make mistakes, but let's face it, they are inevitable for many people. Even the most careful planner will have a fatal flaw or two in his plans. Technically speaking, the biggest mistake anyone can make is not learning from their mistakes. Regardless, I have had many mistakes, although perhaps a few of them have not been realized. Now as for my biggest mistake, that is really something that is rather simple. I think that during about the middle part of my school career, for about a five year period from the sixth grade on. I was rather lackluster. I got decent grades but I think that I would have had a better chance of success later on if I had buckled down sooner. Thankfully that I rather learn from those mistakes but I wish I had realized a lot of these truths to say the very least. Still what is done is done, as I am going to learn from those mistakes.
8 Sep 11
Hi there Vittos! I believe that the biggest mistake that I ever committed was to take my studies for granted the first time that I went to college. I have no regrets since I am happy with my life right now but it would have saved me time instead of having to go to college for the second time around. I think it's never too late though so there's no problem at all. It would have just expedite the events in my career.