One of the greatest features of human intelligence is the ability to learn from our mistakes, yet so many of us consciously ignore this crucial function.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” -Colin Powell
If you make a mistake, that means you did something wrong or incorrect and the result is failure. There’s never any shame in failing, as long as you learn why or how you failed and do something about it.
To learn from your goddamn mistakes.
That’s why we make mistakes and why it makes us a better version of ourselves. So we see our error and don’t repeat it or find a way to make it work.
It’s a simple concept; make a mistake, fail, realize the mistake, own the mistake then don’t repeat the same mistake and or try something else.
It’s that basic but we resist so often and further our mistakes and not learn from them because it’s difficult for us to own our mistakes.
It’s usually our ego or because it’s easier to blame others for our own mistakes, we don’t own up to them.
This basic process of learning from your mistake can’t begin without first acknowledging you fucked up.
Without admitting you fucked up, you can’t fix it up.
[The featured photo was taken in Hong Kong.]
“Perfect is the enemy of good. -Voltaire