Thursday, March 9, 2017

Learning from MY Mistakes

I set a new modern record for NOT going deer hunting.  I hunted 3 times this entire season.  On my last hunt I missed a nice buck.  What makes this noteworthy is that I was sitting in a shooting house, with a good rest for my rifle.  What makes this noteworthy is that the buck was standing still within 50 yards of where I sat.

A couple of days later, it dawned on me that I had made plenty of mistakes over my 50 years of hunting, and even more mistakes over my 67 years of living.  But, as I read in a book this past autumn, mistakes aren’t so bad—IF you learn from them.  I even penned a Deer and Deer Hunting magazine piece on the topic of learning from our mistakes.

We all make mistakes, the question is, am I learning from my mistakes, or just repeating them over and over.

How about you?


  1. "The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them."...Einstein...As a human I may SEE and even KNOW the right path...But, some how we end up repeating the same error's...Some times if enough pain (God's love for me) is applied...The ability to Learn is enhanced!

  2. Yepper Craig, Pain has a G^d-given purpose. Pain tells us something is wrong in our body...and it can help us learn. Blessings, brother.