Have you ever wondered where you would be if you made some decisions differently in your business or in your career? Ever wondered what you could have already accomplished if only you got started on your current path earlier? Do you find that when you have younger people in your office working hard, it oftentimes makes you think of how much you could have accomplished up to this point if you had only started when you were that person’s age? Perhaps you would have chosen something completely different?
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go back in time and have a “redo” or a “do-over”. Something where you could just go back in time and change the outcome of something that happened. Whether that be a poor decision you had made, or something that maybe you didn’t do, but you wished that you had. Maybe it wasn’t even a poor decision, maybe it was just that you could have yielded more results by deciding something else.
You will often hear of people talking about having a redo on whatever the event was. The event could be anything from a decision to an idea that just didn’t work out as planned. This person will generally blame the event or decision or whatever went wrong on someone or something else. They will blame it on the market, the customer, or even a co-worker.
Sometimes ideas don’t work out as planned. Sometimes mistakes are made, especially when trying to solve a problem or learn something new. The next time you find yourself wishing you had a redo, look back at whatever it was that happened and learn from it. Look at what you could have done differently, look at the decisions you made. Did you consider all factors before making a decision? By going through and breaking down what had happened, you will come out with a better understanding of why, and will learn from it. You will then be able to move forward and tackle the next decision with more knowledge then you previously had while making the last decision.
Also keep in mind that if you did get a redo, would you have learned what you know now? Isn’t what you learned one of the biggest factors in getting you and your business or your career to where you are at now, while being able to contribute the value that it allows you to contribute? Knowing this, would you really do anything differently from the start?
One of your biggest assets is your experience and what you have learned. If you imagine your experiences and what you have learned up to this point as your currency, it is the most valuable part of you in the work environment. Don’t trade that currency for anything. Continue to build it, and cash it in for all its worth when making decisions to propel you forward.