Mistakes are a regular occurrence. With the wrong mindset, they define us, but with a growth mindset, they refine us.
But there's a Fine Line about Mistakes
In our work with other adults or children, how we react to mistakes can accelerate progress or stop it all together. If we prefer progress, we must create a culture of learning where mistakes are not only embraced. They are expected.
Learners and those that impact learning cannot work in an environment where they are demonized or demoralized when they fail They deserve to work in a place where mistakes inspire everyone to learn more about themselves, their content, and the world around them.
When mistakes are embraced, people will happily lead themselves to a place of solid commitment and deep understanding. Mistakes mold learners attempt by attempt, and ultimately every time that the mistake is conquered permanently.
Let's face it. Human are fallible, but we're also malleable. Successes make us, but mistakes bend us ever closer to finding success. When we have the encouragement to take risks, the courage to err and the perseverance to overcome, that is when we cross the fine line about mistakes.
This week, challenge yourself and those you work and learn with to make lots of mistakes.
Mess up miserably. Your success and your growth will thank you for it.