It’s easy to do things wrong, but hard to stand up to your mistakes.
We have all heard about the importance of failing. It’s basically everywhere. But failing is still one of the toughest things in life. Accepting that we did something wrong, that we are not perfect, that we failed to spot the mistake? No way! Or is there a way?
In my current job, I have to learn it the hard way. I can’t know it all. You will do mistakes, no, you just have to do them. But failing is such a great teacher! You can call someone and ask for help and sure, maybe the information will stick to your brain somehow. But at least from my perspective, I learn from each mistake a thousand times more than from a training session.
The more mistakes you do, the more you will learn. But isn’t that bad for our reputation? And don’t say that it doesn’t matter! It matters! But you can fail within a task or job and send the result or finished task out once it is done. Sounds complicated, but it isn’t. Instead of doing something and sending it out the moment you are done. You can do something and simulate the process of sending it out. You ask someone else to have a look over your work, you check it yourself a second or third time. There are numerous ways of how to do it.
Don’t be afraid to do mistakes. Don’t be afraid to say that you do not know something. From your perspective the others will think that you are stupid, but in reality they do not even notice. They are too busy caring about what we think about them.
See you next time!