If we learn from our MISTAKES, why are we always SO AFRAID to make ONE?


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We all make mistakes. Some are easy to admit, and others are difficult. But in the end if we don’t analyse them, what’s the point in making them? Right?

So why are we so afraid to make a mistake? Ego. Unfortunately it’s everywhere in our body and soul, and in some people way too big and others very small, but we all have it. But if you can handle your ego and suffer the slings and arrows coming your way, apologise, reflect (but don’t dwell) and move on.

Some people are way too hung up with what people think. Yet if they really knew how little people do think about you, they would be making mistakes all over the place.

Frankly I really admire people who make constant mistakes…I think…wow you must be really brave! Of course if it goes on for too long then yes…I get annoyed.

What do you think?

5 thoughts on “If we learn from our MISTAKES, why are we always SO AFRAID to make ONE?

  1. it’s true! Other people don’t give us as much thought as we like to think.

    Making mistakes as a part of learning is vital – as we all know. My German teacher used to cheer us on when we forgot new vocabulary saying something like “Yay! Only thirteen (twelve, eleven, whatever) more ‘forgettings’ to go!” She said that the human brain would forget something fourteen times before it was permanently lodged in the memory.

    I must admit, though, I don’t like it if people laugh too much at my mistakes – especially if it is my teacher.

    • True, we do make mistakes, but I do find some students (particularly Asian students) find it very difficult to make mistakes, they would rather not attempt at all because they feel so much sham if they are not perfect. I like that idea of approaching it from the point of ‘another way, then another way, then another way’…that way they won’t feel quite so bad…Thanks

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