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“There Are No Mistakes.” Here Is Why

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When you make a mistake, it is not the end of your life. In short, it is the beginning of a new day, of a new life, of a new you.

When you make mistakes, don’t deny them, own them. You learn from them when you own them.

If you want to learn more from your mistakes, don’t be afraid to make one or two mistakes. But do not make it a habit. It is good to make a mistake, but do not do it every day.

Mistakes are opportunities to know more about your world. So when you make a mistake, instead of beating yourself up, take it as a learning opportunity. Anthony Robbins says, “Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Do not try to be perfect.” Yes, he is right.

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.”- Nikki Giovanni

Learn from your mistakes. Do not avoid mistakes. When you avoid mistakes, you are avoiding your own growth. Remember, nothing is going to happen if you don’t embrace mistakes. So why avoid mistakes? You are going to make more, anyway.

“There are no mistakes,” only lessons. There are no mistakes, only opportunities. According to Richard Bach, “There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.”

Do not let the fear of mistakes stop you from living your true life. Whatever you are doing, don’t expect it to be perfect the first time. It is not going to be perfect. Because you are doing it for the first time. Barbara Sher said, “You don’t have to get it right the first time.” No one gets it right the first time. So be comfortable with mistakes. And you will grow.

We Are Bound To Fail

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“… But when it comes to things we think really matter, like creating a career or raising children, we bear down, tighten up, and absolutely refuse to fail. Anyway, that’s the theory. The reality is, we are bound to fail. By refusing to accept this, we only make things worse. Conversely, if we only own our failure openly, publicly, with genuine regret and absolutely no shame, we reap a harvest of forgiveness, trust, respect, and connection- the things we thought we’d get by succeeding.”- Martha Beck, as quoted in O’s Little Guide to Starting Over

Failure will happen. You cannot stop it. We are here to fail. Because if you want to grow, if you want to move to the next level, without failures, it is not going to happen. So when you fail, instead of beating yourself up, find out what went wrong. Let the people around you know what happened. Do not hide it. See what you can take away from it. And then continue with your life.

“We are bound to fail.” it is going to happen. It is your learning point. When you fail at something, learn from it. Take it as an advantage to know what you do not know. Take it as an opportunity to stretch yourself, to challenge yourself, to get out of your safe zone. Do not avoid it. If you do, according to Martha Beck, “we only make things worse.”