If you’re looking for some wise words on handling failure or learning from mistakes, you’ll find an endless supply. From Thomas Edison’s famed statement on the creation of the lightbulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”, to the popular quote from Bill Gates that “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”, and thousands of other well-loved quotes in between.
It’s a well-established fact that we will all falter at some point. And we’ll do it more than once. It’s also widely accepted that it’s not the failure that matters, but how you handle it. This isn’t anything new or life changing. But every once in a while, a little gentle reminder can’t hurt. So to start off the week I thought I’d share a quote that resonated with many of us here at RMS.
“Don’t cling to that mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.”
I challenge you to give this statement some serious thought this week. Is there a decision you’ve made in your pharmacy business that you wish you could change? Did you make a change too hastily or not evaluate all of your options fully enough? Are you wasting time, energy and other valuable resources trying to correct a mistake rather than moving on? And if so, what are you going to do about it?