Through our Reflections series we share nuggets of wisdom from our ongoing research for the Holstee Membership as well as personal experiences that have changed how we see the world.
September 27, 2017

How we learn.

We love this quote from Confucius:

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest;

Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and

Third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

It reinforces a recent realization we had about learning from our mistakes.

When we make a single mistake, the cost or pain caused by it is usually pretty small. It’s only when we don’t reflect on and learn from that mistake that the damage adds up.

That mistake when repeated can multiply, leaving a lasting impact on our lives.

Or, we can learn from the mistake — and hopefully grow wiser in the process.

Mike and Dave Radparvar
Co-Founders, Holstee

P.S. Our Resilience Kit is full of resources that can help you bounce back from setbacks — including a powerful print that reminds you to feel all the things, then focus and get after that light.

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