How many mistakes have you made in your life? If you are like most people, it will be impossible to count them all. Mistakes are a natural part of life. We make them all the time. If you choose to acquire a new skill, you will have to accept you will make a lot of mistakes on your path to mastery. At some point, you have also probably made a mistake at work. It could have been as simple as placing the office keys on the wrong hook. Perhaps you took a decision that in hindsight ended up not working out as you had envisioned. Or you made an estimate that ended up being wildly off the mark.Continue reading “Not making a mistake might be the greatest mistake”
“And that’s what youth is all about: a chance to make all the mistakes you can and get them out of the way.”
Mistakes are a part of life. They are the only way growth happens. How many of them have you made recently? If you are like most people, the answer probably is “not enough.” We work hard to avoid unfamiliar situations because we don’t want to make a mistake and look bad in front of others. We fail to try new experiences and acquire new skills because we know we will make mistakes and fear we will not be good enough.
Yesterday (15th November, 2019), I left my position as Program Officer for the DakataLIFE program at Paradigm Initiative. When I first joined PI in 2016, I was required to hit the ground running. The 2016A class had already started and I was expected to make sure the class kept running smoothly even while I was having a very quick orientation.