Two hunters once set off to a dense forest in a rented helicopter. The pilot returned after leaving the hunters in the jungle. After two weeks, the same helicopter was hired to bring back the hunters. They had, in the meantime, hunted down two huge bison. The pilot refused to transport two bison along with the hunters.
However, the hunters said that they had taken two bison in a helicopter the previous year as well. Finally, the pilot gave in and two bison and the hunters were on board.
Minutes after it took off, the helicopter lost its control and came crashing down. The passengers survived and one of the hunters asked the other where they were. Then the other hunter replied, “Exactly where we fell last year.”
The biographies of unsuccessful persons would be full of tales of mistakes which hardly could have been rectified. However, a glimpse of the right and the truth can be great learning as well. Repeating the same mistakes would undoubtedly lead to one’s own doom. For the first time it could be an unintentional error. But if you keep repeating it, then it is definitely a voluntary choice to ruin and make fun of oneself.
Mistakes are actually warnings to change your course or gather strength to face undesirable circumstances. It is alright to fall. However, it clearly wouldn’t help if one doesn’t realize the reason for the fall. When you fall get right back on your feet, observe where you tripped, not where you fell. The wise ones would fall at a place only once. Meanwhile, it is also important to learn from others’ mistakes.