Every day we make mistakes—mistakes in business, mistakes in relationships, and mistakes in life.
Some people overthink their mistakes. Sometimes overthinking our mistakes can keep us from trying to live our best life today because of mistakes from yesterday.
Let it go. Move on. See yesterday’s mistakes as great learning opportunities, and see today as a fresh start to apply our ongoing learning. The best we can expect of ourselves is to be constantly learning and improving.
I once heard a saying that I use to remind myself and others to let the past go: “He who drives looking in the rearview mirror has many accidents.”
Here’s a great formula for success:
- Live your business and life to the fullest
- Make mistakes
- Learn from your mistakes
- Let it go
- Repeat 1–4.
Let it go. Let yourself grow.
Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America.
In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more.
Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.