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Do you currently believe you can never make mistakes in life, or get anything wrong? Maybe you don’t. However, if you do, the points in this post will be relevant to you. Below are some reasons why mistakes are actually good for you:

You’re still entitled to make mistakes

Children make mistakes all the time. Do you ever tell kids off for making mistakes? Of course you don’t. So, why are you so hard on yourself when you make mistakes? Just because you’re an adult, it doesn’t mean you can’t get anything wrong. In fact, as an adult it is difficult to make progress in any aspect of life, unless you’re prepared to make mistakes. Remember, as an adult, you’re still allowed to make mistakes.

Mistakes allow you to learn

Doing something you’ve never done before and not getting the result you wanted doesn’t mean you’ve failed. It’s an opportunity to analyse what you did in the process, and consider what worked well in particular and what didn’t. In the future, you can do more of what worked and do something else to replace that which didn’t.

Feel good factor from doing

Rather than holding back on doing what you want out of fear of not doing it well, or getting it wrong, it’s better to give it go. By trying, you will automatically feel good and your confidence and self-esteem will rise.

Increase your strength of character

Doing something well and telling the world about it is easy. After all, you might get praise and people telling you how did a great job. However, admitting your mistakes isn’t very easy, because now you have to admit that what you did, didn’t work out. It takes strength of character to do so, and people respect those who are man or woman enough to admit their mistakes.

Increase your resilience

If you’re currently finding it hard to make mistakes, it will take some time for you to get used to. However, as you begin to truly understand and experience that mistakes will always happen, you will over time, be able to shrug off mistakes more quickly, until you reach a point, where you won’t flinch when you get something wrong. You will have developed the resilience to bounce back and continue with the journey.

Increase your ability to forgive

When you make mistakes and are hard on yourself, you experience the suffering it causes inside you. You tell yourself harsh words about your mistakes. Instead, when you give yourself permission to make mistakes, you appreciate that humans are fallible in nature. We get things wrong all the time. You learn to forgive yourself. Through this, you also learn not to judge other people when they don’t get things right.

Increase your ability to relate better

Through forgiving yourself for making mistakes and showing compassion when others do, you will create a more healthy environment when you interact with people in your personal and professional life. You will not be afraid to make mistakes in front of others. Likewise, others will feel the same about making mistakes when they’re around you. This helps to create more trust.

My friends, it’s over to you:

• What are your thoughts on making mistakes? Do you we need to make mistakes, or do we need to avoid them?
• What else do we learn when we make mistakes?
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