Remember: Mistakes are inevitable, they are proof of our imperfect nature. We say, do and make certain decisions that we wish we could take back.
There is no shame in making mistakes, but there is failure in not accepting, bracing up or recovering from that mistake to ensure it’s a one-time occurrence.
Here are six key aids to recovering from mistakes:
- Acceptance is Key: you can choose your actions but not the consequence, so it is important to accept the consequence of that mistake.
- Take the learning: reflect deeply on the experience and look out for lessons that could be learnt. If there are, then you have not failed rather you have embraced learning.
- Forgive yourself: forgiveness will help give you a clearer vision, so that you can set goals that will ensure that there’s no repeat of such mistake.
- Focus on your strength: your good quality and innermost strength will restore your confidence and boost your self-esteem.
- Address unresolved issues: acknowledge the problem from that mistake, admit responsibility, explain and apologise where necessary.
- Move on: you can’t afford to dwell on your mistakes. Recover and embrace newer opportunities.
No one is truly great until he has made mistakes, recovered and taken the learning’s.
Your past mistakes are the practical experiences you need to finish strong… … Today!