Super Quotes #4 — Making mistakes, going the extra mile, and learning how to think
Making mistakes (James Joyce), going the extra mile (Gary Ryan Blair), and learning how to think (Margaret Mead).
"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
— James Joyce
There's no such thing as a mistake.
If you're smart about it, then a mistake is a valuable learning experience, a stepping stone to the next level of knowledge. It gives you practice and information that you can use to perform better next time.
"What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile."
— Gary Ryan Blair
The difference between the successful and the unsuccessful comes down to a single step:
The extra rep in a workout
The extra time to perfect a presentation
The extra effort for a loved one
Take that step where it counts.
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
― Margaret Mead
Our education system teaches us what to think, like facts and hard skills.
But the more valuable thing to learn is how to think well.
Effective thinking never goes out of date and can be applied universally.