Guess what? Learning from your mistakes and/or failures is PAINFUL!
But, you know what is even MORE painful? Making the same mistakes OVER AND OVER AGAIN and never learning anything!
And, it's painful to watch as well.
Growth (which is really what learning promotes) is always a painful process whether it be in business (or any type of organization) or even physically.
I remember when I was a teen lying in my bed at night, on my stomach, kicking my legs because they hurt so much from the "growing pains" that I was experiencing. But it's not always physical when you are "growing up", is it? Emotionally learning how to deal with social skills as you go through those "awkward stages" of physical growth can sometimes be difficult to navigate.
But, just as in these examples I just shared, though "learning" and growth can be difficult they do go "hand in hand" and they DO produce positive results.
IF we don't give up and IF we don't miss out on the opportunity to LEARN from our mistakes and failures.
Seeing people do the same wrong thing over and over again is just plain painful to see. But, you know what? Whether they realize it or not, it's even more painful to live that kind of life.
So, "suck it up" buddy and GET ON with the process of learning and growing through your mistakes and failures.
You will make it as long as you don't give up and as long as you don't stop learning.
Yeah, now you get it.
Until next time...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"