I recently read an article in the Westport News by Mark Mathias on the years of hard work, dedication, decisions, and obstacles involved in the successful landing of the Mars rover, Curiosity. “While we all learn from our mistakes,” he said, “it’s fair to say that the successes are a whole lot more fun.”

Yesterday, I was on the golf course with my twin brother and he asked me how to overcome the all the mistakes he’s made in his life, especially those regarding his trading account. “As you are know,” I said, “We can’t take back the past. The best we can do to overcome the past, is to focus on two things; creativity and presence. By being more present and creative, we will build new neuropathways to replace the old one’s that are running regret, shame, anger, negativity, and a host of other negative thoughts and emotions that are counterproductive to success in life and business.” He nodded several times and said, “It’s not easy.”

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