It's OK To Screw Up

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

"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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Grant Schneider
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Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - no risk no gain.  You have to make mistakes just don't keep making the same one over and over again.

Feb 13, 2020 08:28 PM #2
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James Dray
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Morning Margaret.

Yes ma'am, I know each week I'll screw up something, it's always a learning lesson

Feb 14, 2020 01:25 AM #5
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Hello Margaret - "perfect" doesn't exist in reality but  consistent learning is a lifelong activity.  Accompanying that learning process, much can be achieved.  

Feb 14, 2020 05:15 AM #6
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Bravo to this concept. We can’t grow if we aren’t spreading our wings. Sometimes we do make a mistake-shake it off, find the lesson, try a different approach and keep moving towards the goal.

Feb 14, 2020 06:24 AM #7
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Hi Margaret,
As imperfect beings it's impossible to do everything right all the time. I've discovered that making mistakes and making things right can actually turn into an opportunity.  Taking responsibility for our mistakes and fixing them is a sign of a true professional.  It's hard to be mad and someone who says "I made a mistake but I'm going to fix it."

Feb 14, 2020 08:33 AM #8
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Hi Margaret- no successful person got there without mistakes or mishaps. What elevates them is that they picked themselves up and learned from what they did or didn't do!!! Well done. 

Feb 14, 2020 06:49 PM #16
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Feb 15, 2020 06:59 PM #17
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This is good advice to share. I should have recorded all of my mistakes...there would be enough material for a book.

Feb 16, 2020 05:39 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs Good comment: ""perfect" doesn't exist in reality but consistent learning is a lifelong activity.  Accompanying that learning process, much can be achieved.  "

Feb 16, 2020 06:14 AM #19
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Carol Williams Love this comment:  " making mistakes and making things right can actually turn into an opportunity.  Taking responsibility for our mistakes and fixing them is a sign of a true professional. ''

Feb 16, 2020 06:17 AM #20
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Kathy Streib Another really good comment:

".. no successful person got there without mistakes or mishaps. What elevates them is that they picked themselves up and learned from what they did or didn't do!!! 

Thanks for the feature in your weekly series!

Feb 16, 2020 06:20 AM #21
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Roy Kelley If we recorded our mistakes...there may have been enough to fill the old encyclopedia. Wonder if anyone remembers them?

Feb 16, 2020 06:21 AM #22
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Well said, Margaret, and some great advice. As we have heard many times, "experience is the best teacher."

Jeff

Feb 16, 2020 01:09 PM #23
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Margaret Goss
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If I hadn't screwed up so many times I would have learned nothing!

Feb 16, 2020 02:14 PM #24
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Good evening Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland,

No one is perfect and I always tell new agents to jump in with both feet and stop getting ready to get ready! We are all human.....the point is to learn from mistakes. Glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Great advice.

Feb 16, 2020 04:07 PM #25
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Jeff Dowler, CRS So true. Nothing beats experience!

Feb 16, 2020 04:49 PM #26
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Margaret Goss That's how most of us got so smart! :)

Feb 16, 2020 04:49 PM #27
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Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I've been thinking about you. Love this comment "...stop getting ready to get ready! "

Feb 16, 2020 04:52 PM #28
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You learn more from your mistakes than from the things that go right, in fact you might not learn anything from the things that go right.

Feb 17, 2020 12:16 PM #29
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 That's one way to look at it. :)

Feb 17, 2020 12:39 PM #30
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