Learning from mistakesAs human beings, all of us do mistakes.
Mistakes range from very silly to the most serious ones about marriage, careers, job switches, saving money, parking money in unreliable saving instruments, buying houses or apartments, picking up fights with neighbors and so on.
Be that as it may, what is most important is that we should compulsorily learn from each mistake, and also look around for mistakes done by others and their serious consequences.
One of the most silly mistakes is forgetting to take things we need to take, when on a holiday or even official trip. For instance, we would tend to think that we can buy a small tube of toothpaste from the friendly neighborhood shop of the hotel where we stay. But we would be caught napping as the shop would open only after 7 AM. We have a bad mood, right in the morning.
It is always wise to know about facilities available at some places. Small hotels and coffee shops at Chennai, open at around 5 AM, but those in Bengaluru open upwards of 7 AM. So, even for a cup of tea, we need to wait till 7 AM. The best alternative is to stay very close to the Railway Station, where the coffee shops would open much earlier, in every city.
These are silly mistakes, but the learning can make us much wiser.
Likewise, when we change jobs, we should never go to any "project company" even if is part of a huge group. For instance, there are companies like the JK group that announce new projects. There is no guarantee that these projects will take off at all, since the business environment is always changing and the markets may not open up at all.
We should learn from the experiences of others, when it comes to closing differences of opinions with our life partners. This is easier said than done. However, with some serious introspection, and advise from elders, we can minimize many a big damage. Once again, learning should be even noted down.
Saving money is fine, but one should always choose the Nationalized banks or private sector banks, like for example, KVB, that give the public sector banks a run for their money. Chit funds or Fixed deposits in companies come with huge risk. These are best avoided.
Hence, what we need to do is to always learn from big mistakes or small mistakes. Making notes will help a great deal. We also need to revisit these notes once a month to know that we are on the right path.