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February 9th, 2008

Hey, I Made a Mistake

One of the things that separates what I teach and what Dr. Maltz taught about “mind power” is the importance of making mistakes.

If you read the words of so many of today’s “thinkers” on subjects like the Law of Attraction – you’ll find that there is rarely any talk about mistakes or failure.

People then develop the notion that if they’re making mistakes or failing – that they’re “attracting” it. In some cases this is most definitely true.

But you’ve got to look at the bigger picture to see the bigger
truth.

Mistakes are HOW we learn everything we know. From learning to crawl, walk, run, talk and feed ourselves. We make mistakes and correct course until the only thing your brain remembers is the “right” way to do something.

You learned to write by making mistakes.

You learn to become a great athlete the same way.

Getting back to the metaphor Dr. Maltz so ably used – missile technology – a torpedo is “off target” most of the time on the way to its pre-programmed destination.

So are you and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. That’s the way you succeed.

And so, if you’re afraid of making mistakes – if you keep yourself from doing because you’re worried you may do the wrong thing – then take comfort in the words of Elbert Hubbard, who said:

“The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.”

Oh, how true.

This does not mean that you deliberately make mistakes. You’ll make plenty without trying to do so. But when you make a mistake, instead of whining or pouting about it, make a note and determine how to correct course. Most importantly, keep moving.

On top of the above, rejoice when you make a mistake. You’re now one or more steps closer to your goal.

Matthew Furey

P.S. All TRUMP CARDS are being mailed this weekend. My apologiesfor the delay. The first rendition of this special report was 4400 words. When I received it from Vinnie, the guy who laid it out for me, I read it and declared it “not good enough yet.” There was so much more I wanted to say. This, to me, was a mistake. I gladly got back to the piece and when I made the final period, it was 7990 words. Almost double. The result of me catching my mistake brought forth something a whole lot better. Hope you feel the same way.

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