I almost skipped right past this great article myself!
But Dr. Henry Cloud sure nails it down tight in this article he wrote nearly 16 months ago.
It’s a perfect fit during this “personal reflection” time of year.
Dr. Cloud’s a well-known clinical psychologist and organizational leadership coach.
He’s written more than 20 books…roughly, about 20 more than I have.
And he’s sold more than five million of them… roughly, about… oh, forget it!
This whole comparison thing is starting to depress me.
Maybe I should buy one of books about this tendency.
Anyway, it was actually the title of Dr. Cloud’s Success Magazine article that caught my eye.
“10 Things Successful People Never Do AGAIN.”
That word “again” jumped out and gave me jolt of hope, no lie.
So, trust me.
After all, learning from our mistakes is what life is all about and it’s a big part of what we strive to model in our schools.
And, oh yeah… I suppose we should try to model this at home, too.
(I almost forgot.)
Here’s one of the closing paragraphs from Dr. Cloud’s article.
“Everyone makes mistakes…even the most successful people out there. But, what achievers do better than others is recognize the patterns that are causing those mistakes and never repeat them again. In short, they learn from pain—their own and the pain of others.”
Cindy said I shouldn’t have used the phrase “trust me” earlier in this Encourager.
She said that “trusting me” belongs somewhere on Dr. Cloud’s list of do-not-repeat behaviors.
But I don’t think that’ll happen anytime soon.
I don’t believe I’m even on Dr. Cloud’s radar.
And I’ll take pride in that accomplishment… at least until I write some kind of book.
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