Dealing with mistakes!

Thoughts about dealing with mistakes


“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”
William J. Clinton

And these thoughts….

Our tendency to make mistakes is actually something we’re born with – a result of the way that we evolved.

What’s the best course to follow when you’ve made a mistake? Admit it, correct it, apologize for it, learn from it and get on with life.

Everybody makes mistakes, and most people understand that mistakes happen. Even those who expect the very best in every interaction do not expect perfection every moment of every day from every person.

If you try to cover up a mistake, or deny it, you make it ten times worse. Eventually, the truth always comes out, and when it does you want to make sure you’ve consistently been in agreement with that truth.

The way you handle a mistake, whether your own or someone else’s, shines a bright light on your true character. It can in fact be an opportunity to demonstrate how much you care and how capable you are.

Aim for perfection, but don’t pretend you are perfect. Give every effort your best, and don’t be afraid to admit when you’ve fallen short.

When you quickly admit a mistake and then make it right, you show how authentic and honest you are. And those are two excellent qualities to be known for.


“Here are six reasons why it’s okay to make mistakes:”

  1. Nobody’s perfect.
  2. Mistakes teach us lessons
    Every mistake we make can teach us a lesson. Mistakes are our inherent way of training ourselves to strive for excellence. We can learn something from even the smallest of mistakes. Mistakes merely mean we are learning and becoming stronger and wiser as a person.
  3. Mistakes can empower us to try again and do better
    When we make mistakes, we’re determined to do better next time. Making mistakes can empower us by giving us more determination and the motivation to do better next time.
  4. Mistakes don’t dictate our lives
    We all make mistakes — this statement is very accurate. But, we are not our mistakes, and they don’t define who we are.
  5. To err is human
    None of us are perfect. Making mistakes is part of being human. Everyone makes mistakes. They are inevitable. We can try our best to avoid them, but they still happen. Just remember that it’s okay to make mistakes.
  6. Mistakes help us grow as a person
    Sometimes, when we make a mistake, it can seem like the end of the world, but it’s not. We can always try to fix it and start over. We can reflect on our decisions and realize the right ways as a result. Mistakes help us learn more about ourselves and grow as a person.

Published by thetimessite

I’m the founder of Enjoy Weekend Guide. Running multiple businesses has its challenges, yet I love it. I’m also the CEO/Founder of Mountain Creek Coffee, family- owned business. So just a little about me and my endeavors that keep me busy.

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