Learn from your Mistakes!
Mistakes are your feedback system!
Do you tend to hide from your mistakes, cover up a mistake, make excuses, or justify it? Just as we think a good performer can’t be weak, we think a good performer cannot make mistakes. So when we do make a mistake, the quicker we get it out of sight and “move on,” the better. We’ll do just about anything to get away from it except look long and hard at it.
Here’s the fact about mistakes. They are part of a natural feedback system in learning a task or accomplishing a goal. That’s all.
Imagine a gymnastics student learning to do a back flip for the first time. As he strives to imitate the movement as best he can, the teacher tells him two things: what he did correctly, and what he did incorrectly. This is called positive and negative feedback. The positive feedback describes his right action, and the negative feedback describes his mistakes. When you know what is not correct, you can then consciously strive to avoid the mistake and duplicate the right action.
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Making Mistakes is Making Progress!
Willingness to learn from mistakes is the backbone to everything that can be considered progress. How many mistakes do you think Alexander Graham Bell made in inventing the first telephone? Who cares? The object is to succeed, not to count your mistakes!
~by Dr. Tae Yun Kim