23 Things I Learnt at 23: Lesson Nine – Mistakes are more important to make than successes

Mistakes are more important to make than successes.

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We learn more from our mistakes than we do from our success, I truly believe that and while I still struggle with the idea of making a mistake (perfectionism is definitely my downfall) every single big lesson I have learnt, or major realisation made, has been brought about by something that would be considered a mistake.

This makes me wonder, should the word mistake be redefined? It may be an error but is anything truly wrong if positives occur as a result? We all make mistakes, it is human, it’s the reason rubbers exist and the backspace button on a keyboard, it’s the reason lawyers exist, and it’s the reason anyone ever learns a darn thing. Successes are great and I’m not denying we learn from them, but no one ever had a life changing epiphany from doing something perfectly first time.

Maybe 24 will be the year I relish my mistakes now that I have seen their worth.

Catch up with the rest of my lessons in the ‘In My Opinion’ tab

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