James Schramko here, and I want to talk about failures. You’ll hear a lot of people talking about how you’ve got to make a lot of mistakes, etc. Well, I much prefer to learn from other people’s.
Occasionally, you will make a mistake, and it is important to get introspective on that, to understand why – what lessons are gleaned from that mistake? What would you do as a result of that mistake to create a better system, for you to improve upon that, to make sure that you prevent it from happening again? If something keeps happening in your business, that is a failure to create a good system around that mistake. If you have a people mistake, it’s good to go and research and study more to understand more about how you could have avoided that.
One thing that’s common in both of these examples is you’re taking responsibility. If you can own your mistakes, if you can lean into them, investigate them, and use them as opportunities to learn, that’s how making mistakes can work forward for you, for getting great progress. If you deny them or ignore them with selective attention, where you only remember your winners, then you might distort yourself to the point where you’re extremely likely to make more mistakes because you are going to suffer what’s called expert’s error, where you are blind to your own mistakes because you’ve dismissed them, ignored them, or you’re basically pretending they don’t exist.
So face your mistakes, own them, be responsible, use them as learning stepping stones and see how much better you can improve your life.
I’m James Schramko, speak to you soon.
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