2. Make mistakes, learn, keep moving. Rinse and repeat
“Either I win or I learn, but I never lose.” Marie Forleo
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in this process of creating illumine. I don’t post them on social media, or share them publicly more because I’m busy reflecting, figuring things out, than out of pure shame and embarrassment. Regrounding and pivoting take a lot of energy and work.I spend time learning from my mistakes. We all make mistakes. learn, keep moving.
Bo Eason, in his book There’s No Plan B For Your A-Game, calls it “course correcting.” Pros do it all the time. Tiger Woods works on his swing at the advice of a coach the night before he won a big tournament. And even Siri on your iphone will suggestion a new route if she finds a faster way.
Resources for reviewing/learning from mistakes:
Work with a coach/advisor/advisory team to get perspective. Or have an accountability partner who has your best interest in mind, who won’t let you get away with just checking-in mindlessly. Check out the GROW section of the illumine Life! Directory for a list of coaches and professions who help us to be our best selves
Daily, weekly, monthly reviews. I use the High Performance Habits Planner, which has daily reflection questions and scoring, weekly review sheets, and monthly review process.
A favorite movie about learning from mistakes: Seven Pounds with Will Smith (it’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime) An extreme story of how one mistake led the main character to attempt to not just right a wrong in his life, but change at least 7 other specific lives.
Read: illumine turns 6!