About Mistakes

Making mistakes is inherent when you take action. However, there is something about how you handle your mistakes that either will move you further along or stop you in your tracks.

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.

Embrace small failures, or you’re dead. Avoid big failures, or you’re dead

Alex Osterwalder

Of course, when you do not make mistakes, it is because you are perfect, isn’t it? Not making a mistake is often a sign of not going to the edge of the possibilities, not taking enough risks, or maybe even worse: not noticing something is wrong.

If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.

Failure is part of the Method. Sometimes it comes in waves; sometimes it catches you by surprise. But whenever it hits, understand that it is part of your pursuit. Take something from failure and use it to move your vision along.

Bob Bowman

Making mistakes or failing is one thing. However, nothing matters if you do not take the time and energy to learn from it. You need to correct the mistakes you make. You need to learn from them. If you don’t do this, either you do not move forward or even backwards.

If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.

The three most difficult things for a human being are not physical feats or intellectual achievements. They are, first, returning love for hate; second, including the excluded; third, admitting that you are wrong

Anthony de Mello

If you are never wrong, you are not mistaken, or it is not your fault, then that is a huge red flag waving at you. If you are mistaken, you need to embrace it, own it, take responsibility and work on it so you do not repeat the same mistake.