Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. (Will Rogers, 20th century American humorist)

“Live and learn,” we’ve been told. And haven’t we all learned a lot from living? While we like to think we are making good decisions, we often fail because we didn’t plan carefully enough. That’s unfortunate, but it’s even worse if we don’t learn from those mistakes and keep moving forward with increased learning and motivation.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (Psalm 143:10)