“… I rather build on my successes, than build on my failures….”

Unless you’ve been BROKEN you can’t do your job correctly.  Eh?  This was a recent statement that I heard at a conference, and one which I strongly disagree.  We’re not talking about dogs or horses here…we’re talking about people.  Granted, you have some people who are real “horses-ass,” that might give reason for pause, but this is addressing “normal people.”  I’ve NEVER been an advocate that one must make a bunch of mistakes in order to learn from them, so that he would then be a much more accomplished person in the long run.  Rubbish!  I’m not suggesting that I am “mistake-free;” but, I don’t need to get burned on a hot pipe to know not to touch hot pipes.  If I were a nuclear scientist, I don’t believe making a few horrific mistakes would make me a better scientist.  I absolutely agree that one can “learn” from their mistakes; as I’m sure they would, rather I’m saying…why make them to start with.  There’s also such a thing as learning how to do “it” correctly the first time, and capitalizing on one’s success, rather than trying to improve because of failure.  Call me corny….I’ve heard all the clichés about learning from mistakes; but I rather build on my successes, than build on my failures.  Proverbs 3:1-4 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. …Blessings…cjlb…1/19/14

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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