In 1779, Benjamin Franklin was appointed American Ambassador to France. Dale Carnegie said that the secret reason to Franklin's success lied in the 4th pillar of his 1726 Plan of Conduct:
"I resolve to speak ill of no man... and speak all the good I know of everybody."
It doesn't take much to complain and criticize. In fact, that's how the majority of people spend most of their time.
It takes character and self-control to be able to overstand and forgive. This includes forgiving yourself.
And in light of Robert Green's Law #26 Keep Your Hands Clean, where he explains concealing your mistakes, yesterday I decided to forgive myself.
Hopefully you noticed that you didn't receive an email from me yesterday. The main reason is I was switching between email service providers and was halted by customer support.
But what good would it do to complain? Instead, I scripted this email to include my apology and pushed forward rebuilding my site and email infrastructure.
So today's email is short, but so is life. Make the most out of it.My advice for today: Be quick to forgive, including yourself, AND always be willing to recognize your mistakes.