Using Past Mistakes to Succeed

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                                                                Using Past Mistakes to Succeed
February 9, 2015, St. Louis, MO) Successful people look at their past mistakes to learn from them. They look at mistakes as the natural part that they have to experience in their quest for success. They not only learn from their past mistakes, they also know how to bounce right back and see mistakes or failures as temporary setbacks.
When life throws successful people a lemon, they use it to make lemonade. They do not waste time believing that they are beaten.
Many great men and women became great because of the challenges that they had to overcome.
There was a farmer who bought a farm in Florida. He later found out that it was full of rattlenakes. He canned rattlesnakes’ meat. He charged tourists twenty dollars to see the snakes. He sold rattlesnake poison to research laboratories, and snake skin to shoes and bag manufacturers. He turned his misfortune into a fortune.
There was a man who lost both legs. He used his time listening to music and reading. He got very knowledgeable about world politics and ended up being the Governor of Georgia.
There is also the story of a man whose family was so poor so that when his father died, they could not afford to buy him a coffin.
His mother worked all day in a factory and ironed some clothes when she got home to support her family. This man joined a dramatics club in a neighborhood church. He became so good at public speaking. Thirty years later, he was elected as a member of New York State Legislature.
He got very frustrated with that position because of his lack of education. He studied long, complicated bills that he could not understand. Because of this tenous study , years later he was elected as a member of the forest committee. He later became a member of the State Banking Commission.
The responsibilities of this position and his lack of education led him to study sixteen hours a day. He ended up being a national figure. The New York Times called him “The Best Loved Citizen of New York.”
Finally, there is Dr. Udis Lord, Ph.D., born a lowly peasant, planting rice for fifteen cents a day in the ricefield of the Philippines.
Today, she is a St. Louis University Graduate. She completed her second year Juris Doctor of Law. Representing herself pro-se, won the land mark case Lord vs. Pontigon at the Missouri Courts of Appeal. She is the author of 8 books, crowned Ms. Asia International of North America and the recipient of the Most Inspirational Award at the U.S. Army Asian American Celebration Month.
Dr. Lord concludes, “Successful people use their mistakes and shortcomings to develop themselves to the highest potential that they could be instead of complaining about them.”
For further information on success, read Dr. Lord’s From Fieldhand to Ph.D., Ms. Asia International: Motivation for Success and Happiness that is available at
Dr. Lord is available as a speaker and for media interview.