I still get angry at myself when I have to learn lessons the hard way. I love to read and learn from others and see many of their triumphs and their successes. However, so often I do not adopt the principles or practices to ensure I am not making the same mistakes. It is not until I fall into the pit myself that I finally realize the danger. We all fall down, but most of our falls could be avoided if we focus on the lessons others are trying to teach us.