Experience can be described as a skill or knowledge that is learned from previous behaviors and results. There is a huge difference between a person with four years of experience and a person with one year of experience, repeated four times. Although school or books or classes or wisdom from others may provide knowledge, we unfortunately tend to learn from our mistakes. However, it still takes intentional behavior to learn from those mistakes and it takes even more effort to grow from our successes. Being able to look back over weeks and months and years and see movement forward with new skills and knowledge acquired is something that should not be taken for granted Each day should contain experiences that build upon themselves to move us closer to our full potential by providing more tools for our toolbox. Time simply passing by does not make us better. The hope that "I am a year older so I am a year wiser or better" is mindset that leads to underachievement and disappointment. We must put in effort to learn and grow from each experience in order to truly gain new skills and knowledge that will move us toward our full potential.