The Purple Cow

Excuse yourself.

This evening after a conversation with a dear friend of mine, I discovered this contextual quote:

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” - Mary Tyler Moore.

The reality is we all make mistakes. Even the greatest of the greats made grave mistakes. 

If you look back in history, your notion of trying to be “perfect” will be shattered with tons of examples of minor and major mistakes.

Even the legendary sailor Columbus mistook America for India and thus called them “Red Indians”. 

Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Ben Franklin, Oliver Brothers, and almost every one who made history also made mistakes. 

But what differentiated them from the mediocre people was that they learned from their mistakes. They didn’t stop at errors, they rose high and wise.

If your yesterday was an error, don’t worry too much about it. Instead, try to compensate your today brilliantly for your lost yesterday.

Excuse yourself. Boldly. And honestly. And then get back to work.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

How do you like it to be?