In May, I made a mistake in training. I knew better but thought the “rules” didn’t apply to me. I then made another mistake in June and repeated it in July.
These mistakes cost me but they also taught (or re-taught) me some important lessons.
What lessons did I learn? For now, they don’t matter. I’ll write about them next week. For now, the important lesson is something else.
This week, let’s focus on the fact that I’m learning from my mistakes. Or, at least, I aim to prove over the coming months and years that I’ve learned from them.
Everyone makes mistakes. We feel foolish when we do it but it’s a part of life. The key is how you respond to the mistakes you make. If you learn from your mistake and don’t make the same mistake again, then it was a learning experience. You can move on with a deeper knowledge of how to do better in the future.
If you don’t learn from your mistake, not only did you just make a second mistake. You also almost guaranteed that you will make the same mistake again in the future.
So don’t shy away from your mistakes. Learn from them and vow to not make the same mistakes again.