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Don't be a goldfish.

MondayMotivation 330Every Monday at 5:00 P.M. ET, Care Baldwin shares a Monday Motivation quote along with a message to encourage you in your life and faith. Today's quote reminds us that the key to growth is to be able to look back and learn from our mistakes. 

"Don't be a goldfish."

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Don't be a goldfish. You may have heard someone tell you to be a goldfish, they have 10 second memory and can't dwell on the past. That can be good advice in some cases, like when coach Ted lasso tells his losing team to be a goldfish so that they'll shake off the loss and focus on the next match. But if you want to succeed and be productive, then remembering your mistakes is necessary. People with a good memory are not only proven to be able to focus on tasks for longer without getting distracted, but can also learn from their mistakes and be able to look back on the past to make future corrections. Whatever the hurt, shame or guilt, trying to erase it is not the solution. Remembering who you were is part of knowing who you are. Use it to grow and move on. Happy Monday.