1873 - 1954
Humans are not perfect. We make foolish mistakes. We behave in ways that we know we shouldn't. We make choices that we later question. We take the wrong turn in the road and find ourselves at a dead end. We run out of gas and find ourselves stranded at the edge of the road. We trust someone when we should have been wary. Even the most rational of beings can make foolish decisions. And creative leaders are not immune from this disease of foolishness. Read the biography of any writer, artist or musician and you will find story after story of mistakes.
Are you enthusiastic about your mistakes or do you try to sweep them under a carpet so no one finds out? Do you celebrate your foolishness with a toast? Are you able to laugh at your foolish mistakes? Do you find humor in your imperfections? Do you learn from your mistakes or are you doomed to repeat them again and again?