Why making mistakes are key to success:
A lot of people make mistakes. Sorry. Everyone makes mistakes. We do things that do not work. We try things knowing the possibilities of messing up or doing something wrong. Every day we do/ or go through something that we did not plan, or would have liked to work a little differently. That’s life. We sometimes have a hard time dealing with mistakes because we tend to believe all things should go a certain way to benefit from them. As I grow older, I realize more and more, how much this is not true.
Give 99% to the Task at hand & 1% to the after thought
When you do something that involves the possibility of messing up/or doing something wrong (which is almost everything) you have to go into, what ever it is you are doing, thinking about the greatest possibility. The best-case scenario. Of course the mishaps and fear of failure will come to mind. Bu that is not what you are trying to focus on. Try not to allow your insecurities to take over your thoughts and performance. You have to prepare as if you’ve already won, but hindsight understand what may or may not occur after. I look at it like this, give 99% or your energy to the good of what can happen, and 1% to what may become a disappointment. Why? I tend to believe that disappointment should be dealt with when it arrives. Why think about disappointment before it happens? It takes away energy, and often causes one to second-guess themselves. Once the occasion is over, that is when you go back to the drawing board to think more about the 1% you discussed with yourself before the event.
Everyone needs to come to a realization that we fail. We fail, and we fail often. It is a part of life and that is what happens when you try to do things to better yourself. The only way you can overcome something, and make the best out of life, is to fail and fail miserably. Once you understand that failing is an option, your mind can easily re-focus if failing takes place. Being trapped with the thought of success (to believe you will never fail) you are sitting yourself up for disappointment and an ultimate meltdown. Being real is an important part of life. It means understanding the possibilities, and what may happen. Be a realist. Be confident in the direction you are going, but stay humble when things do not go the way you want them to. Already know, before it happens what your next plan is if failure occurs.
Find a way to love new beginnings. One thing I love about failing is the opportunity to start over. Because you’ve already gone through the process of dealing with the ups and downs of your occasion, you now have a better understanding of what is needed to be successful (this understanding can be hard to find). The groundwork has already been done, and now you have to go back and evaluate what you can do to make this occasion better/successful next time. Take something from the beginning experience and learn from it. Make adjustments and apply them. We often fail and forget how we got where we are in the first place. Relax. New beginnings spark new interest, ideas, and ways of doing things.
Trail and Error is what we go through in life. We try something to see if it works. If it doesn’t work we try it again or we give up. It is that simple. Are you going to allow a mistake to dictate your future or influence the path YOU want in life? It is entirely up to you. Use mistakes to further your life and make things less complicated. Don’t allow disappoint to influence your future dreams. Keep following the path you want, and experience as much as you can while doing so