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We never really learn from the first mistake or the second or third. It only hits us when we’re given the last chance. ~ unattributed
I’d like to think that I when I make a mistake, I recognize I’ve done so right away and at the very least, I do not repeat it ever again.
But is that what really happens? For me? You?
When the above quote appeared on my twitter feed, it stopped me in my tracks.
I can think of specific examples when I said or did something, and immediately I’d wished I hadn’t done it. I tell myself I will never do that again and before I know it, I find myself in a similar situation and I DO IT AGAIN!
What is wrong with me?!
It’s as if I’m programmed to do it. Usually it takes several instances before I can commit fully to I-will-never-do-that-again.
Then there are those times when I am not aware that what I am doing is a mistake, or not the best choice I can make until I’m given one last chance or it’s just too late. period.
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~
Can you relate? What has your experience been?