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Why Mistakes Are The Best Thing To Happen To You

Why Mistakes Are The Best Thing To Happen To You

Róisín Lynch

Mistakes, we all make them. And while we often feel ashamed about the mistakes we’ve made, they actually serve as quite a positive force in our lives.

By changing your perspective about making mistakes it becomes quite clear that they can actually move us further along in life, rather than hold us back.

They are the best teachers

The most important thing about making a mistake is learning not to make the same one twice. This is how we grow from the mistakes we make.

Whether you failed a Maths test because you left all the study until the last minute or underestimated the time a certain project was going to take, mistakes teach us how we can better go about a task the next time around.

Often times the mistakes we make can feel painful, but that is what makes them the best teachers. When you learn something the hard way it is fairly likely that you will avoid getting yourself into the same situation again in the future.

They build character

There is nothing more character building than falling flat on your face and having to pull yourself up to try again. Particularly when your very passionate about what it is you are trying to achieve.

Putting your heart and soul in to something only for it not to work out can be heart breaking but by analysing the situation and learning what made your endeavour fail will only serve you in the future and you will be all the stronger because of it.

A life without mistakes is a life not properly lived

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you fail by default.”

Life is all about the peaks and valleys, finding out what works and what doesn’t, what makes you happy and the things that you would rather avoid but the only true way of discovering what kind of life it is you want to live is by making mistakes.

If you were to go through life without failing once or not making any mistakes you are probably not subjecting yourself to all that life has to offer. So make mistakes and laugh at your failures, but most importantly use them as opportunities to grow.

Very few people succeed without failure

Did you know that Michael Jordan got cut from his high school basketball team? He since has gone on to become one of the most successful basketball players of all time.

The thing about mistakes is they force you to learn, and they install a fire in you to keep going. People have a tendency to want what they can’t have. When you make a mistake while pursuing something you are passionate about it will probably drive you to work harder and appreciate what it is you are trying to achieve more.

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If you were to go through life not making mistakes and succeeding at everything you attempt, you will end up taking a lot of your successes for granted.

Failure and success are often viewed as opposites, but in a lot of ways they actually work hand in hand.

They help you navigate life

A mistake you make is not confined to that situation alone. Often times the mistakes we learn from will not only benefit us in that moment, but in other situations as well in the future.

The mistakes we make help us navigate our way through life better. When we learn how to better handle one situation we can often times relate it to another situation later on in life.

So embrace mistakes, learn from them and use them for all that they have to offer! At the end of the day nobody is perfect and our mistakes are only there to help us!

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