Are you already furious at your coworkers’ mistakes? Don’t you believe that trying to achieve ultimate perfection—which doesn’t even exist—is just being too hard on them?
Always remember that your co-workers are your teammates and your helping hands; they are neither your rivals nor your servants whom you can hate without valid excuse. Moreover, keep in mind that we are all humans who are prone to making mistakes because no one is perfect, and the word “perfect” itself feels too good to be true. Instead of criticizing someone for making a mistake, focus on helping them grow instead. Mistakes are normal and can even help us become better people.
Here are… 𝟒 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐖𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 🙌🏻
1. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 😇
There is not a single person in the world who goes through life without ever making a mistake or regretting their own actions and decisions. It’s in our nature to make errors since they not only help us learn from them but also make us who we are as people.
2. 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 💪🏻
Living by trial and error has always been an option, particularly in circumstances where we are hesitant to take chances and unsure of the best course of action. If your strategy works, excellent! If not, don’t be too harsh on yourself and simply use it as a lesson to go even further in your own field.
3. 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 💯
Instead of becoming upset when your team makes errors, always act like the larger person by encouraging them to right their wrongs and develop their skills so that the same situation won’t occur again. Don’t even accentuate the internal negative they are experiencing since it would just make them give up; instead, shine some light that will motivate them to try again.
4. 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰 👌🏻
It is far better to start small and overcome obstacles along the way to success than to shoot for the pinnacle right away. You will develop from the person you are now to the better person you want to be as a result of these experiences. Growth is a gradual process that results from a person’s unwavering resolve; it doesn’t happen over night.
When a coworker makes mistakes, save your rage for a worse-case scenario because their vulnerability in making one is not an excuse to treat them unfairly. As a leader, explain to them that as long as they have confidence in themselves, it shouldn’t prevent them from completing a task and that they may just try again for a higher chance of doing it properly. ❤️ #RubenLicera #LiveTheGreatLife #MistakeIsNormal