I have written about Of learning, failure and my perspective. I had also spoken about it on Prodcast on Leadership Lessons – Learning to Fail and Preparing for a Fail .
There was so much interest that I have tried summarising the same with 9 reasons on why making mistakes is okay, and 6 ways on how to recover from a mistake.
- Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life and are vital to a person’s growth.
- Everyone makes mistakes.
- Mistakes make up most part of our lives. And it is because of the mistakes one learns. A child makes mistakes a thousand times and falls as many times before her first step.
Reasons why making mistakes is okay
- Mistakes give you valuable life lessons.
- They say mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Behind each mistake is an important lesson to be learned.
- You are only human, and humans are not made to be perfect. It is what makes each of us unique.
- Mistakes help you grow. The first time that you will smell success is after the last time you learnt from your earlier mistake. Mistakes they say is a steppingstone to success.
- Mistakes push you to do better, be better. They help you become a better version of yourself.
- Mistakes help you know yourself more. It allows you to figure out who you are as a person.
- Mistakes do not define you. In fact, errors do not stand for anybody.
- You will never find anyone who has never made a mistake in their life. If someone said they did, that not telling the truth.
- When you make a mistake, you know one more way in which it should not be done
How to recover from a mistake
- Accept it – Accepting that you have made a mistake is the first step towards correcting it. What you do not accept, you cannot correct. Accept that mistake. Learn from it.
- Know what you did wrong. Understanding your mistake helps you make amends and rectify the situation.
- Remember the lesson
- Mistakes are normal. Fret not! Everybody makes mistakes.
- Accepting the mistake is the first step towards correcting them in the future.
- Do not be afraid of making mistakes. It should not prevent you from taking risks or doing anything worthwhile.
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.” – Mary Tylor Moore