Tag: Mistake (home)

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to to believe that experience is a substitute for intelligence.

permalink source: Lyman Bryson
tags: Age, Experience, Intelligence, Mistake, Wisdom

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.

permalink source: Niels Bohr. Danish physicist
tags: Excellence, Mistake

The expert is a person who avoids the small errors as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Experience, Mistake

It's easier to get forgiveness for being wrong than forgiveness for being right.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Forgiveness, Mistake

Practice makes permanent.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Excellence, Mistake, Persistence, Practice

"Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes."

permalink source: Antisthenes, Greek philosopher
tags: Mistake, Enemies

"Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults."

permalink source: Benjamin Franklin, US statesman, diplomat, inventor, printer
tags: Mistake, Enemies

greetings earthlings, Yes, I know there are many other Bump's out there, but I think I am the only one that distributes literature known as Bump's World, "The Adventures of J.D. Bump" I know it sounds fictional at times, but crazy stuff really does happen to me, ie... The other day I went took a missionary, Grady Smalling (Romania) to the airport in Tulsa. After dropping Grady off I decided to visit a friend of mine in Tulsa. I took directions in my head not writing them on paper, big mistake...I turned on the right street but could not remember if his house was the 4th or 5th on the right or left, he told me to look for his old red Taurus in the driveway...ah ha...I found it on the right. The one time in my life that I am actually going to be ornery, I saw that the garage door was open, proceeded to go in through the garage door entrance without knocking, whoops, as I creeped down the hallway a lady suddenly appeared that I didn't recognize...looks like I got the wrong house...scared her to death...went out the back door in a hurry (big dog) I looked across the street and there was a red taurus which also happened to be my friend's taurus...let this be a lesson, sneak up on your friends but take better directions. Pray for my cousin Ryan who is going to Senegal with the Peace Corp...he's a true brother to me. J.D. Bump

permalink source: J.D. Bump in an email dated 3/11/2001
tags: Mistake, Surprise

Online Booking Leaves Fliers In Wrong Lafayette Associated Press March 1, 2003 LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Booking flights online has led some travelers bound for Louisiana far afield of their intended destination -- about 761 miles astray. About once a month, a passenger who had expected to step off the plane in Lafayette, La., shows up at Purdue University Airport in west-central Indiana. "Most of the people speak very little or no English," said Chuck Burns, general manager of AmericanConnection, the commercial carrier at the Purdue airport. "We try to accommodate them the best we can and get them down there. A lot of the people are pretty distraught." The problem apparently lies with travelers who use the Internet to book flights and choose the wrong three-letter airport code, confusing West Lafayette's LAF code for Lafayette, La., which has LFT as its code. "You get on Travelocity or one of those sites, the first Lafayette code it gives you is LAF," said Jason Devillier, deputy administrator of the Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana. Some people overlook the distinction. The problem with misdirected fliers was more frequent when Northwest Airlink had operations at the Purdue airport, because the airline served both Lafayettes until it pulled out of Purdue in December. Northwest even offered misdirected fliers a special fare to the other Lafayette, Purdue airport Director Betty Stansbury told the Lafayette Journal and Courier. Laura Lowry, a travel agent with Travel Pointe in West Lafayette, said most passengers who book flights know how to avoid the problem. "Since we're here, we're familiar with the Lafayette codes, but a lot of people may not understand," Lowry said. "We've had people who have been on the Internet and not realized the code didn't come up right. They call and say, 'What can I do?' " Similar problems have occurred at airports in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Grand Rapids, Minn., as well as in Rochester, Minn., and Rochester, N.Y., and a host of other U.S. cities. "You feel bad for the people," Burns said. "It's not their fault."

permalink source: Associated Press, 3/1/2003
tags: Mistake, Travel

A seaman meets a pirate, and they take turns recounting their adventures at sea. Noting the pirate's peg-leg, hook, and eye patch the seaman asks, "So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?" The pirate replies, "We was caught in a monster storm and a giant wave swept me overboard. Just as they were pullin' me out, a school of sharks appeared and one of 'em bit me leg off." "Blimey!" said the seaman. "What about the hook?" "We were boardin' a trader ship, pistols blastin' and swords swingin' this way and that. In the fracas me hand got chopped off." "My word!" remarked the seaman. "And how came ye by the eye patch?" "A seagull droppin' fell into me eye," answered the pirate. "You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?" the sailor asked with amazement. "Well," said the pirate, "it was me first day with the hook . . .

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Mistake, Consequences

World-acclaimed illusionist Roy Horn went to work on Friday evening, October 3, 2003, amid a celebrative atmosphere. For one thing it was his 59th birthday, and more than a thousand friends had thrown him a party hours before. For another, an audience of fifteen hundred people waited excitedly inside the Mirage Hotel for a show Horn and his fellow illusionist were about to put on. Since the late sixties Siegfried Fischbach and Roy Horn's high energy performances with wild animals had earned them such an international reputation they were known simply by their first names—Siegfried and Roy. About halfway into the performance, Horn appeared in the spotlight with a six-year-old white male tiger. It was a routine he had done hundreds of times. But for some unexplained reason, Horn slipped on stage. His loss of footing startled the 600 pound animal, who proceeded to lunge at Horn. In self-defense, the illusionist attempted to beat the animal off with his hand-held microphone. The audience gasped as the tiger grabbed Horn by the neck, and dragged him offstage like a limp rag doll. At that point, stage-crew members used fire extinguishers to distract the animal and free Roy. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery to save his life. In thousands of performances over 35 years, Horn had successfully evaded the dangers of his trade. But in an unexpected loss of balance, a career (and nearly a life) was lost. A few nights after the tragic accident, Larry King interviewed Horn's partner. As Siegfried Fischbach attempted to explain what went wrong, two little words stood out as the primary cause. "Roy slipped." The apostle Paul warns those of us who think we can't be taken down by the "tigers" in our lives, "If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall."

permalink source: Citation: KOMO 4 News (10-3-03) and Associated Press (10-10-03) submitted by: Greg Asimakoupoulos, Naperville, Illinois
tags: Mistake, Temptation

"It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong."

permalink source: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
tags: Mistake, Work, Laziness, Experts

If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the one who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me why they learned from them. --

permalink source: Buckminster Fuller
tags: Education, Learning, Mistake

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

permalink source: Theodore Roosevelt
tags: Courage, Mistake, Decisions

No one learns to make right decisions without being free to make wrong ones.

permalink source: Kenneth Sollity
tags: Mistake, Decisions

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Fear, Mistake

People who smile when things go wrong are either idiots or repairmen. -- Ruth Brown

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Mistake

We may make mistakes – but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principle. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1945

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Courage, Mistake

I don’t make many mistakes, but when I do, it’s a beaut. -- Fiorello LaGuardia

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Mistake

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. -- James Joyce

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Mistake

Football is a game of errors. The team with the fewest errors in a game usually wins." -- Paul Brown

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Mistake, Sports

If you’re going to be original, you are going to be wrong a lot." -- Roger Von Oech, A Whack on the Side of the Head: How to Unlock Your Mind for Innovation

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Failure, Mistake, Originality, Creativity

At least 85% of all problems in an organization can be traced to the top management. This is due, in large part, to the fact that the only ones making any decisions are managers. --

permalink source: W. Edwards Deming
tags: Leadership, Mistake, Decisions

When Senator Howard Baker was a candidate in the 1980 presidential election, he ran across strong criticism of his support for Jimmy Carter's return of the Panama Canal to Panama from a Republican woman in Vermont. "Well, madam," replied the senator with sweet reasonableness, "I must have cast thousands of votes during my time in the Senate. You probably agree with almost all of them. Why focus on the one issue where we disagree?" "Pontius Pilate probably made lots of good decisions too," responded the lady. "But we only remember one." http://www.nationalreview.com/issue/jos200403021503.asp

permalink source: National Review
tags: Mistake, Choices

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan Meant to fly from New York to California, wound up in Ireland. Says it was a mistake, most people think he just did an end-run on the passport people.

permalink source: source
tags: Mistake, Creativity

Some days you go from bad to worse... <img src="http://glenandpaula.com/quotes/uploads/1112208072Clipboard01.gif" width="468" height="351" />

permalink source: Unknown
tags: Mistake, Suffering, Deliverance

I do not consider to be as bad as he is depicted. He is showing an ability that is amazing and he seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed.

permalink source: Mohandas Gandhi, May 1940 (found in The Experts Speak p 283)
tags: Mistake, Experts

I'll have my first Zambian astronaut on the Moon by 1965 ... [W]e are using my own firing system, derived from the catapult ... I'm getting [my astronauts] ... acclimatised to space travel by placing them in my space capsule every day. It's a 40-gallon oil drum in which they sit, and then I roll them down a hill. This gives them the feeling of rushing through space. I also make them swing from the end of a long rope. When they reach the highest point I cut the rope. This produces the feeling of free fall. - Edward Mukaka Nkoloso Director-General of the Zambian National Academy of Space Research November 3, 1964

permalink source: The Experts Speak, p 261
tags: Mistake, Science

My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant whole armies can be utterly destroyed they will surely abide by golden peace. - Alfred Nobel

permalink source: The Experts Speak, p 254
tags: Mistake

I tell you, they couldn't hit an elephant at this dist--- last words of General John Sedgwick, Union Civil War officer at the Battle of Spotsylvania in 1864

permalink source: The Experts Speak, 135
tags: Mistake

When an F117 pilot complained about vibrations, the flight crew inspected the aircraft, but didn’t find any problems. The pilot ejected safely on September 14, 1996 when vibrations became extreme. Subsequent investigations showed that four of five 1 inch diameter bolts holding a wing to the airplane were missing! A cover plate not removed during inspection concealed the missing bolts. The $42 million dollar plane was destroyed.

permalink source: http://www.assuredquality.com/classic_mistakes.htm
tags: Integrity, Mistake

The dose makes the poison. (almost everything is a poison if taken in sufficient concentration)

permalink source: Paracelsus
tags: Mistake, Theology, Heresy

You must understand your mistakes. Study the hell out of them. You're not going to have the chance of making the same mistake again--you can't step into the river again at the same place and the same time--but you will have the chance of making a similar mistake.

permalink source: Andy Grove, Esquire, "What I've Learned", http://www.esquire.com/features/learned/000501_mwi_andy01.html
tags: Mistake

People are known as much by the quality of their failures as by the quantity of their successes. So if you're going to make mistakes (and believe me, you will), make sure they are smart rather than dumb ones. "Dumb errors" tend to be sins of omission - where you are expected to do something and, either trhough incompetence or forgetfulness, don't. "Smart errors" tend to be sins of commission - for example, as your company's chief financial officer, you decide the dollar will go down, act accordingly, and then it doesn't. If you've done your homework, your career (like the dollar) will recover.

permalink source: Mark McCormack, What They Still Don't Teach You At Harvard Business School, 151
tags: Failure, Mistake, Personal Growth