What Are Mistakes?

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People are not doing what they were created to do because they don’t want to make mistakes. They don’t want to be seen as incompetent or incapable people. Mistakes mean different things to different people. Is a mistake really a curse or a blessing?

People don’t learn, grow, and expand, because they are scared of making embarrassing mistakes. If you want to discover new things, if you want to change the status quo, if you want to experiment, if you want to grow, if you want to do what no one has tried, if you want to be different, if you want to do great things, you must embrace mistakes. The art of making mistakes is not a curse, but a blessing. It is a blessing, not a curse.

The art of making mistakes is best thing that has ever happened any of us. If you embrace mistakes, you will have the courage to do new things. You will have the courage to learn, unlearn, and relearn.

People who are doing well in their various careers are those who love to play with making mistakes. They love making mistakes. They know with mistakes come new ways of doing things- new ways of thinking, new ways of solving problems, and new ways of looking at new things.

If you love growth, if you want to reach the top of your career, you MUST embrace the art of making mistakes. If you want to learn, expect to make mistakes. It is okay. If you are not making mistakes, you are not learning. You are probably playing it too safe. Learn how to make mistakes. If you want to, start with the small ones, the ones that will not cost you and your organization a fortune.

Embrace the art of making mistakes, and you will continue to grow.

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