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I Believe In The Power Of Oops!

I’m a big believer in people learning more from their mistakes than their successes.  I remember one of my first bosses, Betty Crader, having that saying on her wall.  At the time I didn’t know how true it was when I was a teenager but now that I’m *cough* “older” I know it couldn’t be more true.

Every Saturday morning at 11am I attend my Weight Watchers meeting in Towson.  I’ve long said I think one of the biggest reasons Weight Watchers is so successful is due to the great information shared at these meetings.  Not just from the leader but all that attend (no matter how long they have worked the program everyone there has a different perspective and wonderful wisdom to share).  This past weekend was no different, I sat in the meeting all ready to start taking notes that would eventually become this blog post.  What’s that saying “best laid plans of mice and men” or maybe “man makes plans and God laughs”?  Interesting thing was the topic was “believe”.  Well as my post states, I believe in the power of oops!

For Christmas I got the brand new Asus Transformer Prime tablet.  The geek in me is loving it beyond words.  I was using it at the meeting to take notes (a lot easier than on my smartphone).  I used an app that came with the tablet but didn’t really like how it had been functioning.  So Wednesday night after an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (the latest version of Android) I started looking for other note taking apps.  Downloaded several and tried them out.  They were better than the original app I was using so I decided to uninstall the first app.  OOPS!  I completely forgot all my notes were there and away they went.

So what did I learn?  I learned that I’m human and I make mistakes (or bad judgement calls especially late at night – I was up late due to my dogs waking me and not being able to go back to sleep).  I learned that when sleep deprived don’t do anything rash.  I learned that I should not only backup my documents on my laptop (something I already do) but on my tablet as well.  So first thing this morning I performed a backup of my tablet.  Hopefully I won’t need to use it but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Sorry my post isn’t so much about all the great information shared at our Weight Watchers meeting but I think we can all learn something here and apply it to our journey.  Remember we all make mistakes – acknowledge them, learn from them but most importantly forgive yourself for making them.

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