Everyone makes a mistake now and again, but how many of us actually learn from them?
Well guess what? It’s more than possible – and here are five steps to help you learn from your mistakes.
And once you do this you can avoid making the same ones.
It’s natural to feel scared of making a mistake, most of us tend to avoid making them. But mistakes are a part of life that can, most of the time, help rather than hinder your life.
Do your research
Most of of us try something without planning beforehand. But this is a vital step to avoiding mistakes. Once you’ve planned your route, you’re less likely to stumble along the way.
Ask for help
No one is an expert at anything straight away. And to begin to become an expert at anything, you need to surround yourself with people that have the skills to help take you forward.
This means not being afraid to ask for help and for them to be able to help find the right methods for you to learn to avoid you making mistakes.
Stop being scared
This is far easier said than done but whilst you have been told your entire life to get things right the first time and making mistakes means failure, you need to shake this off.
Making mistakes is OK and is not the end of the road for you, it’s only the beginning of another twist and turn. So once you accept this then you will lose a huge amount of that fear that stops you from trying certain things.
Make a mistake and learn
As I have said, the mistakes you make are just a learning curve for you. So, you need to reform the way you see your mistakes.
Instead of seeing them as failure, see them as something that you can learn from.
This is a lesson in every step you make, so take it on and look out for what you can learn.
Overall, if it’s not fun you won’t be able to stick to it.
Making a mistake can never feel great, but if you are prepared to take the rough with the smooth, you can see your mistakes as part of an exciting and fun process for you.
If you still feel stick, in the future I would like to go through helping you to understand why you find it so difficult to learn from your mistakes.