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How to accept mistakes and learn from them?

There is saying or quotation in Hindi about mistake “insaan galtiyon ka putla hai”, I am translating it in English and writing here. It goes like “Human is a effigy of Mistakes”. No one is immune to making mistakes. Make mistakes, accept mistakes and learn from them to grow in life. One who readily accepts his or her mistake; get the opportunity to learn lessons from it. It helps to moves on the path of success with an experience, new skills and strategy . Only rare people can show the courage to accept their mistakes. When we don’t learn from our mistakes, we inflict unnecessary stress on ourselves and on others, and we risk losing, relationships, people’s confidence and trust in us.

Accept Mistakes and learn

How to accept mistakes?

Here are the tips and strategies which will help you to accept your mistakes

Different perspectives

We think we have the wisdom, we know what is correct or incorrect, good or bad, best or worst for self as well as others. But the reality is that we aren’t always right. There’s always more than one version. There are many perspectives and dimensions which stands correct when you see the things differently and all those are valid. Keep yourself open to that truth. This is truth of life.

“We all make them, the difference is what we do after we make the mistake, how we see the mistake – a learning experience or a failure.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer

No one is perfect

Try to be practical and leave the habit of being perfectionist. Perfectionist people make mistake again n again in life. They never understand that every situation does not demand perfection in life. Remember that no one is perfect, and you cannot expect yourself to go through life never making mistakes. Mistakes are part of being human. Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Everyone is entitled to make mistakes, be unsuccessful and have flaws.

Accept Mistakes

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them” ~ Bruce Lee

The person who accepts his mistakes, their life becomes more realistic than before. They develop self-confidence and virtues. on the other hand, people, who do not want to accept their own mistake, gradually develop negative qualities within them.

Don’t make excuses

Whenever a mistake is noticed the first reaction comes that it was not due to me. There are tons of excuses start coming in mind and ensuring that we are not culprit. Here beings the whole darkroom from where people are never able to come out.

The first and foremost thing is to Accept the Mistake. Try to find out the reason which prevailing the negative approach to make excuses. Always take responsibility and avoid the approach of blaming others for your wrong deeds.

Accept Mistakes you make

Be fearless

Work smart in life rather working hard. Make mistakes and accept them. Few people have fear of making mistakes,  fearing the potential of a mistake prevents one from trying. It’s that simple. If you are so scared to fail that you won’t try, you are bound to fail.

“A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again.” ~ Roy H. Williams

Get ready for consequences

Accept the consequences arising due to acceptance of mistake. It’s hard, I know, but sometimes you have to accept the pain. Get yourself ready to face the outcomes. But the trick is you will never feel guilt of not accepting mistakes and learn from those. Learn a lesson and move on. If we run from mistakes and become afraid of admitting, we will never learn and keep doing the same throughout life.

Learn from mistakes

Mistakes become an experience if you accept it. It actually is a lesson for the rest of your life. Making same mistake again and again is a crime but making a mistake and learning in order to not to repeat is a lesson. You can learn from past mistakes and develop a new perspective to deal the future. Your mistakes can be constant source of awareness about the coming challenges. It helps you to how to deal the situation in different and fresh approach.

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ~ Henry Ford

Accepting your mistake will increase your confidence and make you courageous to deal with future challenges. You will keep learning and grow in life with the wisdom you learnt from making mistakes. Every mistake you make is progress.

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