It's OK To Screw Up

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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"Successful people know the only way we learn is by doing - which means we're going to screw something up along the way."

Convincing ourselves, we can read enough books, listen to enough podcasts, sit in enough classes, to learn it all first will do nothing but keep us stuck right where we are.
The way to get smart is to try new things, new ideas, as long as you continue learning from your mistakes.

 

 

 Learn from mistakes Margaret Rome

 

Please don't wait until everything is perfect to start doing.

You can't learn it all; you can't take every class, master every bit of technology, read every RE article, memorize every script, absorb every word from gurus that you strive to emulate, and expect perfection.

It ain't going to happen!

 

But you can have the confidence and use a bit of chutzpah to try your ideas, your techniques even before they are perfect.

And should they bomb, hopefully, you've learned something. And if it works, incorporate the design and then improve upon it.

Use the mistake as a stepping stone. Only you define your success!

You don't have to wait for the world to approve. When you have an idea, go for it!

It's okay to screw up if it turns into a learning experience.

I ask: What have you screwed up lately? What have you learned?

Btw this post was inspired by my friend Jasen Edwards.

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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If you stop trying, you basically give up. No one is perfect, try and try again, you are only human. Very inspiring reading Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .

Feb 17, 2020 05:52 PM #31
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson 

Good to see you and glad you found this inspiring.

Feb 17, 2020 06:36 PM #32
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Oh, gosh, pick a moment! It's always a learning curve for me. That's the excitement of our work, nothing is by rote. AND, as an artist, I'm ALWAYS trying new things. If it works, well, then I try to improve on it next time! OR....just bless it, leave it be and then move onto the next experimental piece. So much fun and so freeing! 

Feb 17, 2020 07:41 PM #33
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate Love your comment and I can so relate. As an artist just keep trying new things, if it works just improve it.

And it is all so much fun!!! 

Feb 17, 2020 07:54 PM #34
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I don't remember where I read this because it was SO many years ago: "The only way to avoid making a mistake is to do nothing - and THAT is a mistake."

We can't avoid it - we'll make mistakes. The important part is to learn from them.

Feb 17, 2020 08:14 PM #35
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Marte Cliff  Good comment~

Doing nothing to avoid mistakes is not an option!

Feb 17, 2020 08:20 PM #36
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“Use the mistake as a stepping stone”
Couldn’t agree more Margaret! Thanks for the shout out!

Feb 18, 2020 05:13 PM #37
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Jasen Edwards Thanks for the inspiration and your Sunday morning podcasts!

Feb 18, 2020 05:38 PM #38
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So true, Margaret! My new favorite saying this week has been, Done is better than perfect. Try something, get it done, and move on. Thanks for this timely reminder.

Feb 19, 2020 04:44 PM #39
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Mimi Foster I like your new saying!  "Done is better than perfect."

Feb 19, 2020 06:29 PM #40
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It depends on what the task is, doesn't it? That's why every successful process has been beta tested prior to launch. Avoidance of activity because of being fearful simply indicates that more training is necessary so your actions become reflexive from supreme confidence in your ability to superior performance. 

Feb 19, 2020 06:31 PM #41
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Hi Kimo Jarrett  Like your comment. 

Avoidance of activity because of being fearful simply indicates that more training is necessary 

 

Feb 19, 2020 07:11 PM #42
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Learning is like trying a new recipe, and tasting as you go along, and adding a little more of this or that.

Feb 19, 2020 08:19 PM #43
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Good analogy Zippy!

Feb 19, 2020 08:22 PM #44
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I love this topic of learning, endless learning, Margaret and have various ideas on my bulletin board to keep me inspired to keep learning. Here is more:
A man's judgement is no better than his information... and
You make a lot of mistakes in the crucible of power. You may make poor judgements. You don't let it eat away at you. It's the experience of being alive.

Feb 19, 2020 08:58 PM #45
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I spent too much time chasing down information from someone that cold called me.  I will ask more questions next time before getting in my car.  I was a little upset but..I learned!

Feb 19, 2020 11:27 PM #46
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Anne Corbin
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Always! It makes you fine tune your procedures. 

 

Another one is to not worry about who should be blamed but focus on finding a solution to the problem.

Feb 20, 2020 05:30 AM #47
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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It's embarrasing to make a mistake but better to learn from it. Some pp though will never admit to the error

Feb 20, 2020 08:47 AM #48
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Zippy, You are such a good writer with so much to share. I wish you would reinstate your AR membership so you can blog.

Feb 20, 2020 08:55 AM #49
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Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent  Sorry you were in this situation. As long as you learned, all was not lost.

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