16 Reasons Why Not Making Mistakes Is The Biggest Mistake

May 05, 2016

I've had one of the most intense weeks so far this year. A week filled with awesome and disheartening moments. Disheartening, as I made a few mistakes. Ooops!

At first, I did kick myself over and over again telling myself, "What were you thinking"? I was hard on myself. However, when I  took a step back and tried to reason it out, I realized that sooner or later the lesson would have had to be learnt.

Sometimes life catches you on the blindside and you simply have to go through it.
Fortunately, my mistakes taught me an invaluable life lesson. 

What have I learned??

Never Ever Sell Yourself Short

Is that something new to me?

I knew too well about it. I had heard and practiced it.
But this one time that I got casual about it, life decided to teach me a lesson the hard way.

I guess at times, a tough life experience is a MUST to force us to learn.

According to the law of attraction, the Universe will not let down its guard until we learn our lessons. It will present different situations, prompting us to make the same mistake over and over again, let us get hurt and see to it that the lesson is ingrained in our routine.

This can take days, weeks, months, years or even decades.
We'll keep failing until the lesson is learned.

As far as I am concerned I've had it and never going to sell myself short!
I stumbled heavily and thought it was a dead end. Instead, it turned out to be a necessary detour. 

We often forget our worth, make silly mistakes and end up being hard on ourselves.
Why do we do that? We forget we're humans.

We forget. It's OK to make mistakes.
The world isn't going to come down crashing on us because of the mistakes we make.

If we want to improve, we need to change the way we think. We need to stop brooding over our mistakes and accept they're meant to enlighten us not threaten us.

Here's why trying to play it safe, not making mistakes can be the greatest mistake you'll ever make.

Every mistake you make,

1.  Helps you develop a sense of humility. 
2.  Frees you from the feeling of guilt.
3. Reminds you that there's no need to be perfect. 
4. Makes you look at a negative situation with a positive mindset.

5. Helps you become better a version of yourself.
6. Helps you grow mature and take responsibility for every action.
7. Helps you grow stronger and resilient in the face of adversity.
8. Makes you become an inspiration to yourself and people around you.

9. Helps you make better choices in future.
10. Prompts you to learn and move forward. 
11. Helps you take the necessary steps to avoid making the same mistake over and over again. 
12. Allows you to take a step back, examine a given situation before taking another leap.

13. Reminds you to take control of your life and not allow yourself to be taken advantage of.
14. Encourages you to discover new ways and solutions to problems.
15. The wisdom gained after making a mistake is irreplaceable.
16. Keeps the student in you alive.

I honestly urge you not to beat yourself up for the mistakes you make.
Mistakes have an important role to play in your journey towards self-discovery.

"The worst mistake anyone can can ever make is being too afraid to make one" 

Over to you.

Do you remember a mistake you made that made you feel miserable at first but taught you an invaluable lesson?
How do you relate to your mistakes, turn over a new page and move forward?

I would love to hear from you. Do share your experiences.

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  1. Great post ,Hema
    and a good reminder to everyone who feels
    bad about mistakes.
    "Your best teacher is your last mistake". - Abdul Kalam
    Is he not right ?
    Thank you

    1. Hello Erika,

      Apologies for the delayed reply but I'm sure you'll understand :)
      How I love this quote you shared. That's a great one indeed. Mistakes have to be made for learning to take place.

      Thank you for your comment Erika :)
      Wish you a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi Hema, what a fantastic post, thanks for sharing :) I totally agree we can learn from what we have done and move forward in our life. The only way to do so is to the face our fears and celebrate what we have learnt.

    1. Hello Rebecca,

      Thank you so much for taking time to read my post and sharing your thoughts with me. I truly appreaciate it.

      You're spot on there's no point remaining stuck on our mistakes. If we do so life will pass us by and we surely can't afford to do that. Can we? :)

      Thanks again. I look forward to see here again sometime soon :)
      Much Love

  3. This was such a great article! I often become to hard on myself after I've made a mistake and forget to look at the positive lessons that can be taken from it. Thanks for the reminder that its ok to make mistakes!

    Adventures in Aussieland

    1. Hello Stephanie,

      Thank you for your appreciation of this post. I love it when my readers can relate to my posts. It means so much to me.

      I often I'm hard on myself which is good but too much of it can be harmful. So as you mentioned it's better to take what's positive and move on.

      Much Love

  4. Yes, I do. Don't we all?
    Committing the same mistake over and over again? Guilty!
    Beating myself up over it? Check!
    But, there have been fewer mistakes with decreasing frequency. That's the best part. Yay!
    My lesson? Trust in your higher power. Do your best and let the chips fall where they may. Que sera sera.
    "Nothing ever really goes away until it has taught us what we need to know" - Pema Chodron.

    And after I'm done chiding myself, I calm down and the post-mortem begins. What was I afraid of that caused me to behave this way? What bothers me the most? What are my fears, assumptions? What do I need to accept and why? How can I better take care of myself and my loved ones? In short, there is a lot of introspection.

    I trust in my higher power. I ask her for support, guidance, love and she always sends those my way. That is how I move on as nothing is thrown our way what we can't handle.And, there are always triggers around us that wake up our dormant talents. Making mistakes are one of those. Painful, yet quite effective. Thank you Hema, for pointing that out through your wonderful article! I always enjoy reading your stuff.

    Sarani Bhargav.

    1. Hello Sarani,

      I'm always so happy to read your thoughtful comments. Let me thank you for taking time to read my articles and always leaving me your comments which I really enjoy reading. Appreaciate you a lot for that.

      You're spot on! I love how you trust in your higher power. That is so important but many of us cannot access that higher as we're so bent on sabotaging ourselves.

      I'm impressed at the way in which you tackle your insecurities. We have the answers. We simply need to trust ourselves.

      I'm humbled to know you enjoy reading my articles. I'll do my best to keep them coming and do come back again.

      Much Love


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