Have you ever passed something, and then came back and failed it later?
I have, I was reminded by this fact because I had a client tell me her daughter failed her driver’s test.
As some of you know, I lived in Brazil from the age of 10 to 17.
As a result I learned to drive, but was never licensed. When I came to the states I had to go get my driver’s license. I won’t lie, I didn’t know much about driving in the states or about the rules and regulations.
Regardless, I got one of the cheat sheets and I started reading it. I probably went through it 4 to 5 times. then I went into the DMV and took the written exam, I barely passed it, but I passed it :-). then I took the driver’s part and I passed it as well. awesome right? Good for me :-).
I was newly married, I just returned from living and working in Korea for a year and my wife and I were making our home in good old North Carolina. One of the things that I had to do was go and get a North Carolina driving license. To be honest, I really liked having my driver’s license say I was from Montana. It made me feel special :-), but I had to get an NC one.
The good news was I didn’t have to take a driving test, but the bad news, as it turned out, was I had to take a writing test.
I didn’t read the manual 4 to 5 times, actually I didn’t read it at all. I just assumed because I pass it before, I would pass it again.
After all, I was such a more mature driver and I was so much more in it so much more knowledge now right? I could totally do this without preparing or studying right?
And guess what, I failed.
My wife on the other hand, passed. I would love to say that my wife was gracious, kind and didn’t rub it in my face at all, but…that would be a big fat lie!
My wife totally made fun of me and in good fashion told everyone else that I had failed my driver’s exam :-).
So I had to wait 3 days, I read the manual 4 to 5 times and I ended up passing the exam :-).
In short, learn from my mistakes. Be repaired and have someone keep you accountable.
Go be awesome!
KELLEN LAKE – Sad story but true lol : )
PS – Have you ever failed the drivers exam?