BP Oil’s Biggest Failure

BP Oil Disaster

BP Oil Disaster

I recently watched a pretty disturbing video. The video clip is from an MSNBC video with Rachel Maddow. It compares the current BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico to a 1979 oil leak in the Gulf. Unfortunately the situations are¬†eerily similar. What is disturbing to me is not that BP is experiencing this leak. What is disturbing to me is that the same thing happened 31 years ago… and they STILL don’t know how to deal with it! The only difference is that they now can drill in 5000 ft. of water instead of 200 ft.

So how about you? Have you learned anything in the past 31 years (or within whatever timeframe is appropriate to your lifespan)? Mistakes are a fact of life. Failure is a fact of life. The greatest minds on earth have probably failed more times than most of us combined. It’s not the failure that matters. It’s what you learn from the failure.

Don’t allow failures or mistakes in your life to set you back. Learn from them, and then move on. It’s the learning process that differentiates those defined by failure and those that are considered successes in life.