Make mistakes, learn from them, laugh about them, and move along. Do you like making mistakes? I certainly don't. Making mistakes is inevitable. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be at ease with them? Perhaps there is a way to think of them differently and see their benefits.
Reframe Reality To Handle Mistakes More Easily
The secret to handling mistakes is to:
- Expect them as part of the process of growth and development
- Have an experimental mindset
- Think in evolutional rather than fixed terms.When we accept change as the natural structure of the world, our vulnerability and humanness lets us work with the ebb and flow of life.
When we recognize the inevitability of mistakes as part of the ongoing experiment which life is, then we can relax more. In doing so we may make fewer of them.
It also helps to keep in mind that trial and error is an organic natural way of living. It is how we have evolved over time. It is better to be with our natural evolution than to fight it and make life harder.
When we adopt an evolutional mindset and see ourselves as part of the ongoing human experiment, we can appreciate that all that has been built up over time which includes the many mistakes our ancestors have made over thousands of years. Each one of us today is a part of that human tradition of learning and experimenting,
Mistakes are part of the trial and error, experimental nature of life. The more you adopt the experimental, evolutional frame, the easier it becomes to handle mistakes.
Handling mistakes well can help you relax and enjoy all aspects of life more.
Source: 40 Things You Learn From Making Mistakes