“It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.”
~ Warren Buffett
Though you don’t have to confess your mistakes, it is sometimes helpful to talk over your troubles with a sympathetic ear. It is particularly helpful if that ear belongs to a person who knows something about the goal you’re trying to reach. Yes, this person maybe a mentor, a coach, or a more senior person in the industry or someone with similar experiences.
If you’re having trouble getting through something, there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Seek out an expert or someone you know who’s been through the same experience you’re having. Tell them what you feel you’re doing wrong, and listen to what they have to say. Often the most valuable advice we receive comes from unexpected sources; so don’t hesitate to ask someone for advice.
It is great to seek out friends or colleagues in the same industry so you can learn from each other’s mistakes. Better yet, I highly recommend that you find a mentor who you can check in with once in a while. Ideally, it would be someone who has been around for a bit longer. He or she probably made similar mistakes before and would be happy to share. Remember, each mistake one makes can be quite costly, so it is better to learn from other people’s mistakes than your own mistakes, right?
Can’t find an expert? The simple act of talking to a friend or loved one about your troubles can be the catalyst you need to keep going despite your mistakes. You may be able to work out exactly what you need to change in your approach as you discuss what you’ve been doing aloud; or you might simply end up feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to tackle the problem again.
When you follow the process to learn from your mistakes, you will notice exponential growth in your mental game. Mistakes are part of life; without them, we would have no discovery and not much to laugh about.
From my heart to yours,
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