Let’s face it, making mistakes and overcoming adversity can feel horrible at times, especially if the mistake is of large scale. Because of this, we are often too afraid to make that first step forward. The fear can hold us back and prevent us from making the so-needed changes in life.
But what if you knew that you couldn’t fail? What if you could see adversity from a different angle? How would you act then? Would the fear of doing something wrong still have such an impact on you?
Below, I will try to do my best to convince you that making mistakes and experiencing adversity isn’t all that bad. On the contrary, it even has benefits. Here are the five reason why I am ok with making mistakes, and why you should be, too.
1. Adversity is inevitable
Probably the main reason why I am ok with makings mistakes and overcoming adversity is because I know that it is inevitable. If you make the decision to grow by taking on new challenges, you will face difficulties, whether you want it or not.
Before starting an online business, I was certain that you can get from point A to point B without really getting anything major wrong. Well, as it turns out, you can get there without making mistakes, as long as your point B isn’t a lot more complicated than taking the trash out. But if your ambitions are high, then be sure to prepare yourself for some tough times. And I don’t say this to scare you.
Also, it’s important to point out there are many different levels of adversity. If you are totally unprepared and don’t know what the heck you are doing, then you will be making mistakes on every step of the process. But if you take it slowly and aim well, problems will occur rarely and will have a lighter effect on you.
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Unfortunately, too many mistakes can completely kill your motivation and get you discouraged. So while you should be prepared to make some, you need to do your best in order not to make those that could have easily been avoided, had you spent more time learning. In the case of starting a business, I found a mentor to teach me what I needed to know.
2. Mistakes are a sign of progress
The second reason why I am ok with making mistakes and overcoming adversity is because I know that if I am making mistakes, I am also making progress.
Above I mentioned that before starting a business, I was convinced that I can do it without having any major setbacks. Obviously, I…