Any mistakes we make in our life, whether personal or official is also to be dealt with in the same way. If our boss, client or business partner has an attitude which tells us, “Its ok that you made a mistake – after all mistakes are stepping stones to success”; then we wouldn’t have any issue in admitting that we made one.
I was in a meeting last week with a client, which turned out to be a real character testing one. I made mistakes after mistakes. At the end of the presentation, had it not been for the client, who very frankly pointed out my mistakes to me personally, I would have gone home unaware of the blunders I’d made. I sincerely appreciated the mindset of the client to help me realize and improve on my mistakes. He advised me to take this as a learning experience and to narrow down my margin of errors in the future. Those words of his really hit me. I spent a sleepless night with his words echoing in my thoughts. For a moment I lost all my confidence and self-esteem.
Now I guess you all realize the inspiration behind this week’s newsletter. It’s simply human nature to make errors. But it takes character to realize the blunder you’ve made, own it up and make sure you never repeat it. Making a mistake once is not a crime but repeating it definitely is one.
When you make mistakes, it shows that you are trying out new things and that definitely is a good sign. The more things you attempt to do, the better you will understand your area of functioning. Universal law of success says, “Attempt all things, keep what works and discard the ones that don’t”. So the good news is – not to worry if you’ve made a mistake, but take it as an opportunity to grow.