Super Quotes #1 ― On mistakes, being different, and questions vs answers
Tallulah Bankhead, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Voltaire
"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
― Tallulah Bankhead
Mistakes teach you important lessons one way or the other. Best to make them as fast and early as possible when the cost is low, learn from it, and move on.
If the cost of making mistakes is currently expensive in your line of work, find a way to reduce that cost so you can iterate faster.
“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's not so bad if you feel different from others. Whether it's a different personality, opinions, thoughts, techniques, or way of living. Remember that any person who has achieved greatness was able to do so because they offered something unique.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers."
The answers you give show your current knowledge.
The questions you ask show your curiosity and potential to grow.
The latter is far more important for the development of great character.