1. Errors change the world
The fact that our world and our lives today are as we take it for granted relies, to a large extent, on overcoming errors and mistakes.
Learning progress in children becomes visible because they have done something wrong before. This context is later in the background, but the mistakes made can help lifelong further development.
2. ERROR = HELP
We have to live with our mistakes. Each fault has an effect according to the cause-effect principle. If we accept our mistakes and use them as helpers, we can avoid them in the future.
Visually, this is quite easy. If the six letters EEFHLR are added to words in the Scrabble game, both ERRORS and HELPERS can be created, an anagram. The error becomes the helper. A small letter-wrench makes something good out of the alleged evil.
3. Gain experience and learn from it
You do not have to make every mistake yourself. It is also possible to learn from other mistakes by working out the wrong from the wrong.
The stored negative knowledge, that is, how something is not, does not work, which strategy does not lead to a solution, which Concept disqualified because it gives the wrong results, acts like a kind of immune system. If we enter into a similar situation, we can use this background information to control our actions so that we do not repeat the same mistake.
4. My mistake belongs to me
If a mistake has happened and been recognized as such, it is tempting to hold someone else or the unfavorable circumstances responsible. So to reject the guilt or to push on the others.
No wonder, for a long time it was usual to punish mistakes. Even in the modern office (non) hierarchy, it is only too tempting to be as comprehensive as possible, in the event that an error could occur. To admit a mistake requires courage to face oneself and others. But the commitment to this is usually respected with respect.
5. Convert negative to positive
Mistakes happen in the rarest cases from calculation. Hardly anyone does knowingly to harm others. Behind every behavior is a positive intention. Even if this is not immediately apparent. When dealing with mistakes, it helps in principle to assume a positive intention. With the recognition of what has gone wrong, the transformation from the negative to the positive begins.
6. Detect and avoid errors
Once it is known what was wrong, this aspect, this conclusion, this step can be avoided or shaped differently in the future. If the trigger is no longer unknown, it loses its power.
Its residual energy can be (re) steered. The potential lies in the fear-free development. With creativity and courage, new power is released to go new ways, to find a new solution.
7. change behavior
For the future to be really better, the behavior must also change. If the willingness exists, this is already the first step. Not for nothing is what we do very closely linked to our own perception.
Who can say that he is the best version of himself? There is always air up. Even in dealing with mistakes we are faced with the choice of how we want to respond to the information received. Annoying, doubting or curious?
8. To evolve
If the eye moves forward despite the bad experiences, it is possible to transform misunderstandings. Only those who continue to develop remain at the pulse of the times, remain competitive and successful - in all areas of life. Thus, Aristotle is surrendered:
"Covering a mistake with a lie means replacing a patch with a hole."
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