Teaching The Lessons Learned

“All advice is autobiographical. It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past. This list is me talking to a previous version of myself. Your mileage may vary.” — Austin Kleon, How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me)

I would add that they are also talking to themselves in the present and for the future. Speaking about the lessons learned serves as a reminder of mistakes not to repeat and of opportunities not to miss.

2 thoughts on “Teaching The Lessons Learned”

  1. Love your addition to the quote. A bit of a sage too, are we? 🙂 Personally, when I speak of lessons learned, it’s to celebrate that I won’t have to go through that one again!

    1. I’m talkative; every once in a while something intelligent slips out 😉

      I like the celebratory attitude. I will remember to add celebration to the lessons I learn – it will make the learning less painful. 🙂

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