It is part of human nature to be concerned about mistakes and if we are honest, often we feel that we would prefer a life without them.
Thinking back, we all know that we have learned so much from the mistakes we made. So please stop the next time you make a mistake (especially when it comes to your business) or you are concerned about making one. Instead, look at your mistakes and analyse them as they are there for a reason. I do not know any successful person who did not make a mistake at all. Yet, the difference lies in what they do after making those mistakes. You will see that they clearly examine the results and study them closely looking for the reason why things went wrong. It is important to remember at all times that it is better to make mistakes than do nothing at all.
All the successful teachers and mentors I know, deal with mistakes as part of the learning curve and path to business success. This has been occurring for centuries and I always follow this method as a true and powerful choice. Mistakes are learning opportunities and it can be extremely powerful. Sure it can be painful to make a mistake; however this can be a small pain to bear once you master this opportunity. Besides, there is a cost to all our education in life.
Do you think that learning stops at a certain point in life? Learning never stops, isn't it? Did you learn from your past mistakes? Of course you did. It has made you stronger and more powerful due to the corrective adjustments you made.
When a child learns to walk, there are plenty of falls along the way. Then the falling stops, and there is success. Can you imagine if along the way when you were a child -- you stopped trying to walk because you keep falling?
Choose not to consider past or present mistakes as failures. Do not take them personally. Instead, learn from each one and put them behind you. Thomas Edison had failures, but nobody seems to remember them. Each and every one of the thousand times he failed, he was closer to inventing the light bulb.
Yes, it is human nature to feel bad in regards to the mistakes we make. It is just like falling while learning to walk. However, if we look back at the lessons learned due to the mistakes we made, and what what we have accomplished -- all of a sudden, we begin to feel a little “super human” and that really matters in your business!
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