We all make mistakes. Many of us own up to them. Some of us profit from them. And a few of us are even able to correct them. The key question here, is “What makes the difference?”
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,
smart enough to profit from them, and
strong enough to correct them.”
~ John C. Maxwell
It’s a given that you simply cannot make it through life without making mistakes. It would probably even be accurate to say that we can’t make it through a day without making mistakes. It happens. Not just for you or for me, but for all of us.
If you want to maximize the benefit from your mistakes (don’t we all?), here’s a good place to get started.
STEP 1: Spot it.
You’ve got to FIRST recognize that a mistake was made. You can’t own a mistake you didn’t know existed.
This is where you just have to trust your peers and tune into reality. With a little practice, you’ll be able to spot your mistakes within seconds. With a LOT of practice, you may even get to the point where you can stop that mistake just before you make it. A very Jedi move indeed.
But for now, let’s just recognize our mistake.