It has often been heard that certain statements are dismissed from having any validity of consideration because of the person’s historical behavior. Why do we do that? Aren’t all messages worthy of some thought? It is claimed that John C. Maxwell declared, “It’s said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others’ successes.”

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Regardless of what I believe or what anyone believes, I enjoy pondering the documented messages that convey a lesson learned. ‘Footprints in the Sand’ is used in several circles to convey a message of leadership. Project documentation is something I view as the important business footprints that people following us can choose to utilize for wiser options.

This Infographic was discovered through their written message that “100% transparency with clients is key to success.” Indeed. Saying it is one thing. Living it is another. If our actions are louder than words then are we able to behave in a manner that sets the example of what we say we believe? Are we following best practices and have we been diligent to understand what those practices mean?

Mistakes will happen. I believe that quality documentation can help us notice the mistakes and help everyone learn from them so we can identify different options to avoid the risk of repeating it. Risk aversion.