We all know it’s natural to make mistakes, but knowing this doesn’t make us feel better when we’ve just missed a deadline or are having to explain ourselves to our boss. The best way to get over failure is grow from it. Next time you make a faux pas, don’t sweep it under the rug, own it and learn from it! Here are some strategies to help you the next time you find yourself recovering from a blunder.
Often, we make mistakes when we are taking on too much at once and stretching ourselves thin. Mistakes are a reality check and a sign that we need to take time to reevaluate. Take this opportunity to focus on what’s important and clarify your goals.
Give yourself a break and enjoy your failures. The next time you screw up, laugh at yourself and brush it off. Don’t get caught up in negative self-talk and putting yourself down. Embrace who you are, mistakes and all!
Admitting your mistakes opens the door to build relationships and connect with others. When you admit you can’t do it alone and ask for help, you give yourself the opportunity to find mentors that will benefit you throughout your career.
The next time you make a mistake, don’t be afraid to face it head on! Use these opportunities to learn, grow and conquer.
More about our Guest Blogger Whitney!
Hi, I’m Whitney! I live in Utah with my fiance. I’ve been writing since I was young, and luckily, I get to do it for a living now!
I’m love learning and writing about women’s health, fitness and the outdoors. I love running, hiking and reading. I’m always happy when someone recommends a good book to read. As a young professional in digital publishing and communications, I’m passionate about women succeeding in the workplace. I think we should all focus on giving a helping hand where can and building each other up.
Get to know Whitney at: Twitter @whitneysanchez3 and Instagram w_sanchez18