Learning from Past Mistakes

By, 09/24/2013

Though mistakes often make people feel bad, or like they’ve done something wrong, more often than not, they provide a valuable learning experience.

A mantra you’ll hear often in almost anything you do is “everyone makes mistakes”—and it’s true. Mistakes are an important part of life. Without them, we’d likely miss out on opportunities to learn about ourselves. Furthermore, mistakes can even lead to positive outcomes, like identifying inefficiencies and potential process improvements.

If you do make a mistake, try not to dwell on it as something you did wrong. Instead, ask yourself what you’ve learned and what you can do to ensure you don’t do it again in the future. Though mistakes can provide for a good learning experience, it is important to not make the same mistakes over and over again.