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October 6, 2010

Never be afraid of making mistakes

By Jackson Henry

“The greatest mistake that a man can make is to be afraid of making one”, said Elbert Hubbard. James Joyce once said, “Mistakes are portals of discovery”. The famous investor and the discoverer of the electric light bulb, Thomas Edison, once said, “Don’t call them mistakes, call them education”. A Palauan elder once advised me, “People who are afraid of making mistakes usually fail to contribute anything extraordinary to the village”. Many people freeze or become petrified by fear of making mistakes when faced with tough decisions. Opportunities are lost and profits are foregone. It is no wonder when questioned how a man turned a tiny “mom & pop” store in Arkansas into the biggest retailer in the world, Sam Walton said, “I made a lot of mistakes”. 

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