“Mistakes are not reversed, they are corrected. That’s why the pencil has an eraser to compliment its work.” – Kwesi Pobee Gaituah
I do find it hard to comprehend when people say, “I wish I could turn back the hands of time”. Exactly what’s the rationale behind this statement? There is no logic in this statement to be frank with you. Reason being is that, the imperfection of the world neither allows you to predict your own errors nor reverse them. The world spins clockwise and does not have an anti-clockwise switch people, REASON!
Even if God replayed that moment that you made an error over and over again, 9times out of 10, you would still make an error of some sort to which only the degree of damage would be affected. Life is imperfect so errors are all part of learning. Of course if errors weren’t in existence, then the saying “spare the rod and spoil the child” would equally have no significance or bearing life.
Rather than shying away from the self acknowledgement that we have committed an error in one way or the other, we should embrace it like we would embrace any good news. Out of embracing it we will be able to correct it significantly. What we must not do also is to spend so much time on pondering why what happened, happened.
Time is precious and the more time we waste, the less time we have to correct them and make a significant impact.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing” – George Bernard Shaw