Making mistakes is okay. It’s human nature. When we refer to these mistakes as “failures” is when we start to reach a gray area.
I believe that you never fail until you give up.
That doesn’t mean I believe we should all take mistakes lightly. An error is an error, and we’ve got to work harder in the future to avoid making them constantly.
In fact, sitting there and soaking up that failure often does you more good than moving beyond it altogether.
Next time you make a mistake, ask yourself:
- How did I get here?
- What does this feel like?
- How can I avoid this in the future?
- What have I learned?
Learn to understand your mistakes and why they were made in the first place.
Learn to hate that feeling and never want to experience it again.
Every mistake is a lesson that you shouldn’t want to have to learn twice.
When you begin to have an emotion associated with failure, you will start paying more attention to it. You can’t disregard a strong feeling like that.
We don’t learn a lot from our success, but we learn loads from our mistakes.