Musings on Making Mistakes and why we have E&O Insurance!

June 1st, 2016

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

 

Today’s post was written by Christine McConnell, Account Manager at SafeSourcing.

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Albert Einstein

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” ― Rita Mae Brown

Mistakes are inevitable, we all make them. In fact, life would be incomplete without them; and yet many of us waste valuable time and energy covering them up or even denying their existence. Making a mistake is not the worst thing we can do. I believe it is how we react to and reflect upon our mistakes that can make all the difference. In my opinion, our mistakes are some of the most well informed references in the library of our life’s experience. Once we are willing to embrace them for the lessons that they provide, we are able to learn that they contain a wealth of data about how best to conduct our lives moving forward. If only we could spend more time and energy extracting the gifts of wisdom from our mistakes and less time regretting them, we might also be more likely to extend that same forgiveness and compassion to others, thus contributing to an overall kinder and gentler world. Where’s the mistake in that?

And speaking of mistakes, here are just a few of my favorite mistaken song lyrics:

Hold me closer Tony Danza… Count the head lice on the highway – Elton John

I’ve got two chickens to paralyze – Eddie Money

This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus – the 5th Dimension

There’s a bathroom on the right – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Donuts make my brown eyes blue – Crystal Gayle

Do you like bean enchiladas and getting caught in the rain? – Rupert Holmes

The sheep don’t like it… Rock the catbox! Rock the catbox! – the Clash

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