We all make mistakes! This is part of being human.Mar 20, 2022
"A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new." Albert Einstein
If making mistakes is part of our lives, then the main question we can ask ourselves is not "how do I make less mistakes" but more importantly "What is my reaction and attitude to my mistakes"?
As Eckhart Tolle puts it "It is through the mistakes that the greatest learning happens on an inner level."
Maybe that's a great time to explain what mistakes are (in case you never made one😉).
A mistake is a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention.
Meaning, something you wanted to do in a certain way or with a certain intention, and turned out... well, wrong.
Some mistakes happen because a lack of knowledge (like saying the wrong word in a new language 🤷♀️ We've all been there).
Others happen because we're sure we know something but actually - we don't (like we're sure we know how to get to a certain place, then we get lost on the way....)
Or sometime it can just be a lack of attention.
Usually, well, for most people, when we make a mistake we tend to feel bad about it, judge ourselves, feel guilty and ashamed, feel stupid and criticize ourselves.
And that's obviously not helping at all.
But imagine for a moment, trying to prevent all mistakes, so you won't feel bad after.
Well...you can't do that! Sure you can imagine it... but in real life, that doesn't work.
If you want to live, move, do things - you are going to make mistakes.
And actually the more mistakes you make - the more you learn and move forward. Because once you get used to the idea to making mistakes as part of being human, they don't scare you as much.
So what is the best attitude after making a mistake?
✨ We believe that the first thing you need to do is take responsibility on your mistake. Don't blame it on others. It's yours, own it.
✨Second, say 'sorry' if needed. If you made a mistake that hurt someone, and if it wasn't your intention (witch makes it a mistake...) than you should apologize.
After that, ask yourself what went wrong and what can you learn here. Use this as an opportunity to grow.
Sending positive vibes your way ✨
Maayan & Gal
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