History has shown and continues to show how things could have been prevented. There have been many events like the tragic loss of life on board the Titanic and the atrocities of World War II, events that could possibly have been prevented and if not prevented, at least massively reduced.
The sad reality is that we literally go through life like this. We don’t consciously stop to think about the presenting circumstances and how we can make things right, or even better, or when mistakes are made, rectify those mistakes so similar mistakes don’t happen. Had the Titanic been constructed differently it may never have sunk.
In my own life, too with Cerebral Palsy. A stroke could have been prevented if more care had been taken with my mum. Significant mistakes were made at my birth that led to the ensuing situation. Careless mistakes are still being made and too many babies sadly are still being born with the condition. The rate of babies being born with Cerebral Palsy since I was born, hasn’t gone down.
The Health Care Professionals listen to the facts. They say they will look, understand and learn from their mistakes. That they will implement change. Then unconsciously those facts slip and new, but similar mistakes happen. I am one part of that statistic. The sad reality is that they fail to learn, they still go on to make the same mistakes in new circumstances. As the unconscious patterns continue to play out, they become too complacent and more mistakes are made.
To change anything, we must consciously choose to think about things, so that we are fully in control. Not to, means we will go on to make the same errors. It’s those unconscious patterns that I talk about that we continually rely on, that stop us from finding new ways to change our mistakes.