Monday, November 1, 2010

Learn from Your Experiences

To learn from your experiences, it's important to reflect on what happened – for your successes and mistakes. If you don’t take this important step, you risk repeating mistakes and you may not make the most of your successes. Gaining insights from everything that happens to you will prepare you for greater positive results in the future.

What kinds of questions can you ask yourself after every important event to make sure you take away all the valuable lessons the experience has to offer?
“Good judgment comes from experience. And where does experience come from? Experience comes from bad judgment.” - Mark Twain, American novelist

“It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.” - John Wooden, American college basketball coach

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” - Helen Keller, American author


  1. Good question! I notice that many of us attend so many seminars/webinars/classes but don't sit down and think about our notes afterward to apply what we've learned to our lives. It's those reflections that really make a difference!

  2. Barbara, you are so right. It's easy to go from one conference, webinar, or book to another, just to consume the information. But the real test is to reflect on the nuggets you can use and then apply them.

  3. Reflection is what made a difference in my life and helped me improve skills. I now apply it where I can.

  4. Glad you have internalize the importance of reflection, Tarek. Thanks for sharing!


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