Think of our mistakes as lessons. We learn lessons. We are enrolled in a full-time school called Life. Each day we will be presented with opportunities to learn what we need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those we think we need.
There are no mistakes—only lessons. Growing is a process of trial and error and experimentation. We can learn as much from failure as we can from success.
A lesson will be repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to us in various forms until we have learned it. When we have learned it, as evidenced by a change in our behavior, then we can go on to the next lesson.
Learning lessons never ends. Some might even be repeated. There is no stage of life that does not contain lessons. As long as we live, there will be something more to learn.
Write three to five pages about what you have learned from your mistakes. You might write about mistakes & lessons with respect to:
Friends & enemies Abilities & disabilities
Loving & hating Fitting in & not fitting in
Succeeding & failing Cheating & being faithful
Going to school Partying & drinking
Work & play Helping & being helped
Losing & finding Goals & dreams
Leading & following Winning & losing
In your paper,a void using the pronouns “YOU” and “YOUR”.
Instead, use “I,” “ME,” “MINE.”
The paper must follow APA (6th ed.) format. You must have a title page and a reference page. A minimum of three pages (Remember—Double space, Times New Roman, 12 font, one inch margs)
Grading Criteria: 50 points possible
________ On-time (50% reduction for late papers)
________ Title Page: Page number, running head, title, your name, and name of the University. Your name should not be in the running head or page number. (2 points)
Are the ideas clearly expressed?
Is the paper easy to read?
Is it focused and organized?
Is it thoughtful, insightful and perceptive?
Does it sound natural, personal and honest? (40 Points)
_________ Correct grammar, spelling and APA (6th ed.) format. (8 points)
__________ Points /50 Points possible