Turn mistakes into success

3 steps to challenge yourself and find ways to make improvements.

Samuel Jones

As a college basketball player at the University of Southern Mississippi, Samuel Jones received the tip and had the opportunity for a game-opening dunk.

The problem?

He dunked the ball in the opposing team’s basket.

“Every time I make a mistake, it’s an opportunity for a turning point to success,” Jones told 370 attendees at the opening keynote of the CUNA Supervisory Committee and Internal Audit Conference in Las Vegas.

Jones, a speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, says there are three steps to turning mistakes—such as dunking the basketball in the opposing team’s basket—into turning points to success:


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