Quotes to Live By – Jim Horning

“Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.”

Jim Horning

Jim Horning actually said that this quote originally came from Mulla Nasrudin, even though he quoted it often. Regardless, the thought this provoked out of me was profound.

In some ways this is saying that in order to be good at anything, first you have to be bad at it. If you can really let that settle in and take root, it can be quite freeing. This belief can give you freedom to just try without fear of judgment, or at least the knowledge that judgment is most often from those who are afraid to try themselves.

I’m not sure that this is a quote I would put up on a sticky on my mirror…but it sure as hell makes me feel better about my future because of the mistakes I know I’ve made in the past.

I won’t let my mistakes haunt me, I will make them help me.

How about you?

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