1. Mistakes make life real. We would all love if life just started, ended and contained only successes and accomplishments, life would be easy and scar free. Imagine life with no learning curve, regret and disappointment. Thankfully life is NOT scar free and actually our learning curve is our path and our journey. It is easy to beat yourself up after every minor or major mistake. When we are aware of our mistakes we are able to set ourselves up for success by learning where our pitfalls are.
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein
2. Mistakes humble you. They let you know that you still have growing to do. Mistakes keep you hungry, they fuel your desire to be a your best and to stay on your toes. Mistakes will keep you grounded and keep your ego in check. Make it ok to make mistakes, your work ethic will thank you.
“Never let your failures get to your heart and never let your success get to your head.” -Unknown
3. Without mistakes there is no wisdom. Mistakes allow you to put your wisdom to use and give real advice. Wisdom comes from experience and mistakes, not pages and articles. Some of the greatest mentors and coaches have made tons of mistakes with their health, relationship, careers, personal lives, and finances – which is exactly why they’re able to speak in great detail about turning around a particular. Learn from your mistakes and share your knowledge. Someone else will thank you for it!
“Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment” -Rita Mae Brown
Our mistakes give us real and meaningful insight on who WE ARE, and why we do what we do. Mistakes give us insight into our habits of thinking, behaving and adjusting. We learn what our true strengths and weakness are. We learn what our truest and deepest interests and passions are. Mistakes add meaning, color and texture to our lives! Mistakes are a true gift. Make no mistake, it’s ok to make mistakes!
“Freedom is not worth having if it doesn’t include the freedom to make mistakes.” –Mahatma Gandhi
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