Today I want to talk about making mistakes. One of my coaches this morning sent out a message about making mistakes and I thought that would be a great topic to send out and add my spin on it.
In life we all make a ton of mistakes. some are small, some are big. A mistake can be as little as going 5 miles over the speed limit, or as big as getting arrested or getting into an accident. But every time you make a mistake I want you to think on the word and break it up into “miss take;” as in you took a chance and you missed it. Another word for “take” is “chance.” When you’re watching a movie being filmed, you’ll hear, “first take,” “second take,” and so on. Meaning next chance. Next go round. All a mistake is you took a chance and it didn’t pan out for you. With that, take each mistake as a learning experience and grow as a person, in your business, or whatever.
It takes practice and, honestly, time to really change your way of thinking and carry out this practice. I make mistakes all the time and I always think, man why did I do that? I get upset with myself but at the end of the day I need to learn to reflect, understand I made a mistake, deal with it, and learn to handle it better.
You hear stories about people making mistakes or missing chances like Michael Jordan, for instance. He didn’t at first make his high school basketball team and now he’s going down in history as one of the best basketball players ever to live.
So I hope you learn to view your mistakes as life lessons to better yourself and grow as a person, in your business, as a spouse, daughter, brother, whatever it is. So my challenge to you is to view a mistake, a “miss take,” as a chance that didn’t go the way you planned, as a learning experience to do better the next time.