What were the mistakes that you had done in your life that gave you a lesson

@annierose (18021)
Philippines
May 5, 2012 8:22am CST
Were there any big mistakes in the past that gave you a lesson? In our life, it is alright to make mistakes because it serve as our best teachers in life. If we did a mistake once, it is normal but if we keep on repeating same mistakes again and again, it means that no learning happened. What mistakes gave you lesson and made you promise not to do it again?
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@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
5 May 12
Hi! Actually for me each day is a learning experience. I keep coming mistakes (smaller ones) and keep learning by my mistake. We are not perfect. We all have our short-comings and we should accept it. I do not mind learning from anyone, be it my junior or senior.
@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
5 May 12
read - keep committing ..
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
The fact is that when we make a mistake, there is a lesson for us to learn. Mistakes are gifts. They offer us the opportunity to explore an area where perhaps we are deficient, need additional knowledge or training, or need to reevaluate our approach. Perhaps we were rushing. Whatever the reason, if we take the time to explore what happened, we can learn what we need to know to correct the situation and to put systems in place so that this same mistake does not recur.
@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
12 May 12
Yes, you are right mistakes make us learn in our life.
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
5 May 12
Wild, wild youth! - Well no, not exactly, but I was very foolish as a young man. I have had a lot of time to regret it, a lot...
Oh so many. But if I might list a few. I think you could safely say, I never want to waste another golden opportunity, as I did so much as a young man, thinking probably that at each corner, a new opportunity will come. Which of course they do when you are young. But after a time, the opportunities become less frequent. I have come to treasure opportunities; indeed every good thing in life. I have come also to value my health, where once I was so self-destructive; well it caused me a lot of pain and problems. Now, I value my God-given health, even though I'm not as healthy as I used to be. I gambled with my life; my health...recklessly, a fool. Now I'm a Christian: I value and honour my health; and life. I want to atone for the idiotic follies of my youth; but sometimes, I weep when I think of my youth, and all I lost...
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Realizing the incredible value of learning what not to do should have a profound effect on our attitude. Every time we discover what doesn't work, we move closer to solving a problem, overcoming an obstacle, or making a personal breakthrough. Every life lesson we learn is a personal development treasure. I think that one of the saddest things is when someone doesn't learn from their mistakes and end up suffering repeatedly.
• United Kingdom
7 May 12
I have suffered a lot from my past follies; but I think I'm finally learning how to stop committing them. With God's help.
• Russian Federation
5 May 12
as for me, i was rude to the person i loved. i regret about it. it was my firsl love experience i did not know how to behave so i am really sorry forhim. but i am glad that he behaved bad too. and everyday i make mistakes but they teach me,
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Oh, he behaved bad towards you? How about now? Are there already changes between the attitude of both of you?
• Russian Federation
6 May 12
yes. he behaved badly towards me too. there is no changes we just do not talk any more. i think it is better. even more i hate him. he is not a gentleman at all.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
5 May 12
I missed the deadline to give in my thesis, out of procrastination and laziness... now I've leaernt to be more punctual.
• Russian Federation
5 May 12
haha yeah i was very lazy too. but now i can not say that i am the same kind. :DD swag lol
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Well, I can relate with you. I love to procrastinate too sometimes. There are times that I just feel too lazy to do something like reviewing for an exam. Because of that, I tend to cram. Well, it did not give me a good result in the exam. Procrastinating is a thing that we shouldn't love doing.
@krizzy (237)
• Philippines
5 May 12
I think the biggest mistake that I did was not loving my younger brother..before I just think about myself..I was so selfish..if my brother needs something from me, or want to borrow money, I don't help him..I always say that I'm going to use my money for something important, not telling him that I'm just using it for good time..there'e a lot of wrong things that I've done to him, I didn't let him feel that I love him..and then one day, a big problem happened in our family..my younger brother got mentally ill and we don't have enough money to send him to the hospital..we were thankful that some of our relatives sent some financial support for my brother..when I look at him at that time, my heart breaks so painfully, I finally realize all the mistakes that I've done to him in the past..I should love my brother with all my heart..he is so kind and sweet, he doesn't deserve to be like that.. That was 4 years ago..and now he is so well and healthy, and every day of his life, I let him feel how much I love him..He is the reason why I work hard..sometimes there are things that happened in our life that we don't understand but God let that happen to teach us a lesson..and for us to become better..
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Negative experiences are bit like the manure in the garden. That manure may stink and look disgusting, but it produces the most glorious flowers and vegetables. I think that from our past mistakes lies great lessons in life. We learn our own inner strength, courage, wisdom, from the inside out. It is not just with our heads or minds, but with our entire being. We come to understand on the deepest possible level who we are and what life is to us.
@kajal1992 (354)
• India
5 May 12
Everyday life gives me a new lesson, once I felt in love with a girl at a social networking site, I got my biggest lesson there and sometime I still suffer due to that. I hope you all will not do such stupidity like me
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
What lesson have you learned after falling in love with a girl at a social networking site?
@shellster (176)
• Philippines
5 May 12
I didn't study well during my school days, I failed during exams and that made me shy of showing my scores to anyone.
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
I hope students will realize how important is having a good education. Many students nowadays feel that school is just a waste of time. Some of them pretend to their family that they are attending school even if they are not. While some just go to school to see their crushes. I am glad now that you realized your mistakes. I hope that you will continue your good studies until you graduate.
@cloud31 (5811)
5 May 12
A lot whenever I've done something that I regrets then I always keep in mind not to make the same mistake again.So in that case I will be very much careful in situations where I stumbled.In everything that I do I always a lesson to learn. I don't know how many mistakes I've committed but I know they gave me a lot of lessons and courage to make things better.
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
I heard from someone that there are no mistakes in life; only lessons. What this means is that whenever something happens, there is a gem for you to learn from. If you can learn to accept mistakes, shortcomings, and unwanted events as opportunities for learning and personal growth, then you'll feel less stressed and fearful, you'll be more confident and self-assured, and your life experience will be more rewarding and fun.
@bbehos (14)
• Malaysia
5 May 12
i am a business man. Once i have promised my client to deliver his things on certain date but something has come up and I have to leave town for two weeks without fulfill my client needs first. These has mada him mad. He shows his anger by looking for other supplier. When i amback from my tervelling, i apologise and he accepted it but the truth is, I know I will not be getting a ggod response from him in the future. Now, whatever I do, I have an obligation to fulfill my clients need before anything else especiallt the one I have promise.
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
That is true. Our clients, especially the old ones should always be our priority. My parents are always buying stuff from a particular store near us. We have been their customer for a long time but now we stop buying stuff from them. It was because we ordered a certain amount of product and we really need it immediately. However, their people just sent us half of the number of products that we need. My father told them that we need the product immediately but they say that they will deliver half of the product once there will also be some customers that will also purchase it. My parents went so furious and what they did is that they just order a product from other store.And because of that, my parents decided to change store.
• China
5 May 12
I had make a small mistake in job ever before, but I keep telling boss that is not my mistake. Then the small mistake happen to big mistake. My boss finally found out my fault. Then I have to leave. I regret that I should take responsibility for the things we have done or else we will lose our good chance. From then on, I began to take responsibility for any small or big thing in life and job. How about you?
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 May 12
I have also realized that being professional always in work is a must. If we always act professionally, we will gain respect from others. We must always be responsible. There was a time too that I almost forgot my responsibility because I have other things to do. Our president got disappointed on me. I realized that no matter how busy I am, I must never forget my other responsibilities.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Mistakes give us lesson to learn and repeating the same mistake is indeed stupidity. Maybe doing it, repeating it the second time unexpectedly is reasonable- but doing it the third time is unreasonable anymore. We learn more from mistakes than success, because mistakes can hardly be forgotten. Same with happy moments- we usually let happy moment to pass by, but sad and painful experiences lingers in our mind.
@Archaiwy (599)
• China
6 May 12
Getting angry easily is my big mistake. I am regretting being so easy to get angry, which has a bad effect on my child. Just because i am easy to get angry, my son are trained to get angry easily by my wrong practices. Now i make up my mind that i mustn't get angry at any time .in any case, i will keep calm. i can't afford to make my son an easy-angried person.