Wrong concept about mistakes
In school, at home or at work we are told that it is wrong to make mistakes. We get scolded or punished for any mistakes made and are taught that failures are shameful things. This could be the reason why many people give up on their goals. They are not prepared for the mistakes and failures they will face on their way to what they want.
“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” - John Maxwell
Mistakes are inevitable
The fact that the more challenging the goal we would like to achieve, the more frequent and difficult setbacks will be. The larger your ambitions, the more dependent you will be on your ability to overcome and learn from your mistakes.
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” - George Bernard Shaw
Learn from mistakes
You can only learn from a mistake after you admit you’ve made it. Every mistake is a lesson. As soon as you start blaming other people you won't learn any possible lesson.
“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.” - Confucius
"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." - O. A. Battista
Benefit of making mistakes
"Mistakes are stepping stones to success."
“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” - James Joyce
"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way." - Dale Carnegie
We learn more lessons when we make mistakes.
I learn a lesson when I sat on my glasses when I place it on my bed. That was indeed an expensive mistake. After that incident I would never place my glasses on my bed.
However, there are indeed some mistakes that are very painful and offer no chance to regret! So be very careful!
Have you learn a great deal from your mistakes?
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- Don't be afraid to make mistakes
- Don't repeat the same mistake - Be wise
- Experience or Failure? You determine!
- Grow and move forward wisely!