WOW, have I made some mistakes!
But, over the years I’ve changed my mindset to mistakes.
When I started Beauty and the Boutique some years ago, I had never owned or managed a business before.
Truth be told, I never thought I was ‘intelligent’ enough…at least not academically. I’m dyslexic and a university drop-out.
But over the years, and as the company has grown, I’ve learnt SO much. Mostly from making mistakes.
This way of thinking is now very much part of our company culture; freedom (without shame) to make mistakes, because ultimately it’s how we handle and learn from our mistakes that help us develop, improve and grow!
I’ve learnt we can only learn from a mistake after we admit we’ve made it.
As soon as we start blaming other people (or the universe itself), we distance ourselves from any possible lesson.
But if we courageously take admission of a mistake, the possibilities to understand more about our weaknesses open up and it’s at this point we can proactively seek to learn from our mistakes, to become stronger and more knowledgeable!
It’s said that ‘wise people admit their mistakes easily’. Personal growth accelerates when we do.
Many of us have been taught in school, or in some aspect of our lives, to feel guilty about failure and to do whatever we can to avoid mistakes. This sense of shame, combined with the inevitability of setbacks when attempting difficult things, explains why many of us give up on our goals – we’re not prepared for the mistakes and failures that we’ll undoubtedly make along the way.
What’s missing in many people’s beliefs about success is the fact that the more challenging the goal, the more frequent and difficult setbacks will be. The larger your ambitions, the more dependent you will be on your ability to overcome and learn from your mistakes.
Accepting responsibility makes learning possible.
I hope you’ve taken away some helpful tips which you can implement into your day. Remember mistakes are meant to be learnt from, not to berate yourself for.
Makeup Artist | Stylist | Founder of Beautyandtheboutique.com