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?