Avoid a Mistake

Life moves fast most days. People perform many daily tasks such as driving and even working without a lot of conscious thought. Making a wrong turn, miscalculation a checkbook entry, or missing a step are all mistakes that can cause undesirable consequences. Fortunately, you can improve your performance at home and work to reduce errors and accidents by boosting your attention and thinking before acting.

  1. Stop and pause to focus on the activity. 
  2. Think and understand before acting. 
  3. Act when you are sure. 
  4. Verify that the result of your action is what you expected.  


"Smart people learn from their mistakes, but the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others."   Brandon Mull