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Learning From Errors a New Perspective

Updated on May 15, 2011

It is Common and natural for everyone to be afraid of making errors in our work or daily life? One of the largest hurdles that prevent people from achieving anything in life is the thought of making a dreadful error.

Contrary to what we believe making errors is a very important part of life, so then why are we so afraid of making them? Part of it is that we desperately do not want to appear stupid in front of other people? Or could it all depend on how we think: our mind-set? Do we have a positive mind-set, or a negative one? Some of the great leaders in business understand that we need to learn, and not run, from our errors.

When we have a positive mind-set we are obsessed on continuous improvement and we don't stress the error but rather we take in what we have learnt from it, and ensure that same thing doesn’t happen again making us better.

When you think about it, errors or mistakes are where people can learn and improve the most. Nonetheless, everyone spends most of our time evading them; thus, not allowing themselves to mature. With maturity comes self-confidence which is a must if you want to be able to achieve your goals. When we have higher levels of self-confidence we are prone to admit that we have made an error. With maturity comes the realization that most errors are not the end of the world.

Remember, the fear of failing and not wanting to make an error stops progression in life: it is an idle force that hinders confidence, and serves no purpose in anyone's life.

If you’re about to start a new venture, be it in business, or asking a person you like out, whatever it maybe. Don’t let the fear hold you back from achieving what you deserve.


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    • Admiral_Joraxx profile image


      7 years ago from Philippines

      That's the good thing about being imperfect, we always have a room for further improvement. This is a great encouraging hub about dealing with mistakes. Nice post here McConnell. 1 vote up!

    • spsingh profile image


      7 years ago from

      yea this is key to success learn from your mistakes ...

    • Spirit Whisperer profile image

      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      The error lies in the way we judge ourselves and others. Once judgement enters our lives learning no longer goes as smoothly. Watch children play to what I mean. Thank you for a thought provoking hub.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      One does learn by being wrong and correcting the errors.


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