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March 24, 2008


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william renzulli

My lessons have come not so much from the mistakes, but from learning what type of behavior leads to mistakes. They almost always occur when I rush, lose patience, and act and think to quickly. I would like to say I have learned my lesson well, but, sadly, there is still more to learn.


I try to keep a mental "What Not To Do" list that I reference every now and then in my career. I populate the list from my own mistakes and from observing other people's mistakes. So when I encounter similar situations, I can always point back to the list and say, I remember that. I can always count on making mistakes and keeping my list alive and well, but is it wrong to get a freebie by learning from other's mistakes? After all, I am sure I have populated someone else's "What Not To Do" list many times over as well.

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