Learn from your mistakes

 We all make mistakes, so we need to learn to accept them as a fact of life. Making a genuine mistake does not make you any less of a person. There is nothing to be ashamed of. There is nothing to be afraid of.

If anyone gives you an unnecessarily stressful time about making a mistake, remember they will have made just as many mistakes as you, if not more. The question ‘May I congratulate you on never having made a mistake in your life?’ is a useful answer here (just not to your teacher)!

Think about the following:-

  • Never making a mistake means never living life to the full.
  • More useful lessons are learnt from mistakes than from successes.
  • Children learn to walk because they get up when they fall, not because they stay down.
  • Repeat each morning: “To risk failure is to court success.”

You can learn from other people’s mistakes too.