A quote for the day:
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
Whenever you start something new, look back at whatever brought this new event on. Think to yourself, what past experience could guide me in what I now face? If we remember the past, both mistakes and triumphs, we can keep the mistakes from repeating, and make the triumphs even greater than we could have imagined.
But while I'm on the subject- don't forget to give credit where credit is due- to the One who forgives mistakes and makes triumphs possible.