It is a well known fact that all human beings are different and unique in their own ways. However, at the end of the day, no matter how unique and different we are from one another, one thing which remains the same between all of us is our innate nature to commit mistakes. What differs, however, is how we overcome from our mistakes and learn from them. This blog will provide an insight on how important or crucial it is for any budding entrepreneur to commit mistakes but what is more important is how he or she overcomes these mistakes or errors in judgment.
It’s normal to commit mistakes
If you are a first timer in the field of business and have committed your first error in judgment because of which you are feeling restless, uneasy and spending sleepless nights over it, then you need to slow down. Don’t stress about it. While it is normal to feel a bit anxious, do not let anxiety make you feel depressed, disappointed and lost. Understand that it is absolutely normal and human to commit mistakes.
All the powerful, successful and influential persons today also have at some point in time committed mistakes from which they learnt so many things. This should make you feel much better, thinking that you are no longer alone sailing in the same boat.
As Albert Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” You will grow only when you commit mistakes and learn from them.
Transform mistakes into useful learning
What is important is how you get over the mistakes after making them. You can either sit sobbing over it and questioning as to how you could have committed such a mistake and why all this had to happen to you, or you can just accept that it was a mistake and take the whole thing as an experience which taught you so many things… and move on to the next level. The choice is ultimately yours.
Acceptance is the key
Many of you must have heard people saying that accepting or acknowledging our mistakes makes a bigger and better human being of us. This actually holds true in the present case. The person we are today is because we kept learning from our mistakes and eventually grew better in the things which we did. If we would have kept our ego and refused to accept the fact that we could commit any mistake, it would have stunted our growth as professionals.
We must always swallow our pride and ego and build the courage and strength which are required to accept our mistake and learn from them. Only after doing this, will we be able to grow and evolve as professionals. It can be quite difficult, but if you can laugh at the mistakes which you committed instead of resisting, arguing and questioning as to how you could have done such a thing, you will be a winner all the way.
Take responsibility and move on
A common trend which is usually seen in most people is that when they commit any mistake and such mistakes get highlighted, they often take the plea of shirking it onto someone else thereby making them the scapegoat in the whole thing. Instead, be a bigger person, accept your mistake, take the onus or responsibility for the failure and move on. Not only will this make you a bigger person, but people around you will start respecting you for the person you are.
The bottom line is that as humans everyone will and is supposed to commit mistakes. However, what is important is the way you keep aside your ego and accept your mistakes and move on in life.