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Are you afraid to make mistakes? If so, it could be holding you back in your success.

When you make mistakes, you learn from them. That is what makes them so valuable. Of course, if you do not learn from them, you will be doomed to making the same mistakes repeatedly.

If you try too hard to avoid mistakes, you will probably end up making more of them. That is because no one is perfect. You simply cannot avoid mistakes and you should not.

Sometimes, the mistakes that you make will make people angry with you. If your actions did affect them, do what you can to rectify the situation. A simple apology may be all that is needed.

Just as you would like others to forgive you when you make mistakes, be forgiving of others when they make mistakes, and it affects you. Open your heart and let them make amends.

Once you give in to making mistakes, you will find it to be a freeing experience. You will no longer need to put so much pressure on yourself to avoid them.

Another aspect to consider is that mistakes can lead to positive unintended results. Just look at sticky notes by 3M. The researchers at the company set out to create a strong adhesive that resulted in a weak one. Someone at the company took the idea and used it to create the sticky notes product. There have been many instances of mistakes that lead to alternative solutions. These would not have happened if they were trying to avoid the mistakes.

Allow yourself to make mistakes which will help you to trust yourself.

Karen Ferrante

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