Mistakes, we all make them!
There are some mistakes you can make and sometimes get by with, but there are others that are less forgiving. My experience over the years in the world of business and ministry has taught me three mistakes you just do not want to make.
1.) Do not underestimate people
(and by the way you, are a people).
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to underestimate the value of a person based on appearance, first impressions or even performance on a given task. Given the right opportunity most people, including you, can achieve amazing things. Don’t underestimate what a little encouragement, extra training or the right incentive will do to reveal true potential in people. Get rid of your small thinking and think bigger of yourself and others.
2.) Do not try to move every rock.
Every problem that pops up in life is not there for you to dig up and move out of the way! You do not need to move every rock that gets in the way! Distractions and non-essentials will rob your productivity and resources. Some rocks have to be moved, but not every single one! Choose wisely and don’t wear yourself out moving rocks you can just go around!
3.) Do not forget to be thankful and generous.
There is a flow that is healthy. A pond has to have water coming in and water going out, otherwise, it will dry up or stagnate. The great mistake many people and businesses make is to neglect one end or the other of that essential life flow. Be thankful for the fresh intake and be generous to release an outflow to others. In the buzz of work and life, it is easy to forget to check on both ends of the life flow in your relationships, family, and business.
Fred Hughes, M. Photog.