Long memory for mistakes

Our default state is to pay disproportionate attention to our mistakes and carry them (and all the associate embarrassment and disappointment) with us for long periods of time.

As a result, we end up having a long memory for mistakes and a short memory for the learning that came from it.

This turns out to be to counter productive. We learn best when we have a short memory for mistakes and a long memory for the learning.

Let the embarrassment and disappointment go.

Let the learning stay.