You should make this saying something to live by, it is true after all. When you make a mistake, you often learn from it. This is what makes a mistake a very valuable asset in your life. If you don’t learn from them, you will keep making the same mistake over and over until you do. As leaders, you will make a lot of mistakes over the course of your career. It is a part of the process. Therefore, you just need to take a good look at what you are doing and evaluate where you messed up. Once you do that, you will be able to start to trust yourself and move forward.
Don’t lose trust in yourself. It’s natural to do so and something that we all have in common. So you should not be afraid to ever make a mistake. You can’t avoid making mistakes, and you sure can’t learn a good lesson without them. You’re just holding yourself back from great success by being afraid.
It’s okay for others to get mad at you. Sometimes, the mistakes that you make will have your colleagues, friends, and family mad at you. This is normal in any relationship. But the key is understanding why what you did made them angry with you in the first place. You need to assess the situation and figure out what happened, and if they were truly affected by the decision you made. If you find that your actions did indeed affect them, you need to do the right thing for the situation. Sometimes simply apologizing to the person can diffuse the situation entirely.
Give yourself permission. Let the mistake happen, don’t sweat it. You will find that it feels good to not put so much pressure on yourself to be perfect all the time. There are no perfect Patties or Peters. You will find the alternate solution, that will end up being what you needed all along. As you go through life, it will be scary trying new things because the fear of making a mistake will creep into your mind. Don’t worry, you can do it!!
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