“Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths.” – Bertrand Russell on Aristotle’s Mistake

I was tired of the repetitive new year wishes with the same rants about resolutions, blah blah… Then I came across this wonderful note by Neil Gaiman on mistakes. This was something I could relate to –



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“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
-Neil Gaiman

The the things I learnt about mistakes at work and otherwise:

1. Make mistakes faster
2. Make new mistakes. Dont repeat old ones
3. Make your own mistakes but do learn from others mistakes

Here’s to a new year full of a mistakes!☺

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Mayank Rungta

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