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How can I not be discouraged by making mistakes?

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Last Updated: 05/03/2021 at 4:39pm
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January 14th, 2015 9:41am
Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process. Imagine learning to play a piano. Mistakes are necessary. So, if you make a mistake: sit down, take some time, and treat yourself as you would a friend who had made the same mistake. We are far more forgiving of others than we are of ourselves.
July 17th, 2017 2:54pm
Try to think of mistakes as great learning opportunities. Feel the joy of figuring out the correct way to solve a problem. Think about making mistakes as a side effect of being human, about being the beautifully imperfect creatures we all are. Think about what you didn't make a mistake on, this will make you feel more encouraged. Tell yourself, "If I did that, I can do this too. Thanks to this mistake, I now have the opportunity to learn something new!"
January 10th, 2015 5:33am
Making mistakes is human; everyone is prone to them! But realizing that there is such thing as a second chance really helps. Taking that leap to attempt whatever it is you're going for can be a real confidence boost, too, which may help reduce that feeling of discouragement.
March 12th, 2015 10:13pm
Perhaps look at each mistake as a learning experience! Every mistake gives you an opportunity to grow as a person by looking at where you went wrong and how you could better handle a similar situation in the future!
March 13th, 2015 4:54pm
Mistakes aren't supposed to be bad things, they're supposed to be learning experiences! Instead of being discouraged, accept the mistakes you've made, they make you wiser and better! :)
June 7th, 2015 10:42am
Think of it as an experience that will help you know better the next time an occurrence as such rolls around again.
June 18th, 2015 1:41pm
The most important thing about making mistakes, is learning from them. It's ok to feel bad after making a mistake, but it's important not to dwell on it. Just think to yourself "what can I learn from this?" "what can I do to prevent myself from making the same mistake?".
June 22nd, 2015 8:08am
Just accept that from every mistake, you can learn. Failure is just a stepping stone to success. It does not matter how big the mistake is or how others would have done it. All you have to know, is that it was your mistake, not someone else's, and you can best learn from it. You can also teach others what you have learned.
August 4th, 2015 1:43am
Everyone makes mistakes everyday and , believe it or not, is what make us more strong for the future :)
August 11th, 2015 1:09am
It sounds so cliche but the biggest thing to do is learn from them. Make sure to get up when you fall, lean on people for support if you need it and refuse to make the same mistakes.
September 1st, 2015 3:45pm
Look over what you have done successfully and relish in the good things you did and reevaluate your goals and learn from that mistake.
November 9th, 2015 7:01pm
When we accept so-called failures and mistakes as part of learning any skill and as opportunities to improve, they suddenly stop being damaging. They become crucial to finding the adjustments we need to make in order to achieve our goals. Think of anything you learned to do in your life, most likely you didn’t get it right the first time, but through practice and dedication you eventually succeeded.
November 23rd, 2015 7:05pm
Realize that making mistakes makes you human! Everyone makes mistakes of all sizes, big or small and those mistakes don't define you :)
September 27th, 2016 3:33am
plan ahead for future similar situations, pick better solutions and use your mistakes as learning experiences
October 3rd, 2016 2:44am
Everyone makes mistakes, it's part of what makes us human, if we didn't make mistakes we would be gods, and that would be too much of a responsabilty so lucky us that we are capable of making mistakes :)
October 17th, 2016 2:49pm
Everyone makes mistakes! I know that doesn't always make us feel better, but it does help sometimes. Look, you aren't perfect and you can't be perfect, but that's ok! An unfortunate side effect of being imperfect is that you sometimes make mistakes. But the good thing about mistakes is that they can often teach us something. If you try to look for a lesson in your mistakes, it's easier to stay positive. It's pretty cliché, but think about how many times Thomas Edison made a mistake when he was working on the lightbulb. He learned from each mistake and eventually got it right!
November 7th, 2016 12:20am
You can do that by always remembering people makes mistakes and it's usual since nobody is perfect. Instead,you should try to learn from your mistakes to do better next time
March 27th, 2017 1:10am
Mistakes are part of life, you can't expect to be the best in something if you don't fail, you can always learn something new from your mistakes
June 5th, 2017 4:47pm
Making mistakes is part of being human. Everyone will mess up sometimes, the thing that can set you apart is getting back up and learning from your mistake. Look at it as something that you can benefit from by using the experience to become better.
July 4th, 2017 12:39am
give yourself permission to make mistakes; nobody's perfect and every single person has made/will make mistakes at some point in their lives. give everything you do your best effort so even if you fail at something, you'll know you did the best you could and you should find comfort/motivation in that, rather than focusing on the failure.
August 21st, 2017 4:46pm
I know mistakes can we discouraging. However, I suggest trying your best to move on and learn from it. We're all human, and we make mistakes at times, so it's normal and you are not alone!
November 20th, 2017 4:35pm
Every human being in this world makes mistakes that's apart of life is like one way life teach us to learn each time u make a mistake is ok it brings a lesson with it don't feel bad about making mistakes everyone does them too just learn how learn and grow
November 21st, 2017 12:25am
We all make mistakes. But the best way to not be discouraged is by being encouraged. Join an friendly group that have goals to uplift you. There are tons of nonprofit organizations out there where the sole purpose is uplifting others such as church.
December 4th, 2017 4:05am
Take mistakes as signs in your way to the goal. It is showing you which move is right to get you to the point that you want. There is nothing who make you understand the situation more than making mistakes. It means you are trying, more importantly it means you have more knowledge, you are more experienced now after the mistake.
March 6th, 2018 2:32am
You can not be discouraged by making mistakes is because we all make mistakes through our lives but we eventually learn from it and than you would be facing new mistakes and challenges.
March 12th, 2018 11:14pm
To learn from the mistake you make and be a better person and to be able to move on to better things.
April 23rd, 2018 2:12am
This is one that many people commonly struggle with, myself included. One thing we always have to keep in mind: mistakes teach us what not to do, and in a way I'm thankful for when I experience them. Try to learn a lesson from each one, and keep pushing on. One day, you won't have to deal with the same ones over and over again!
July 9th, 2018 6:22pm
Know that we all make mistakes, nobody is perfect. We fail, in many things. But the most important thing is to get back up and keep doing what you want and fighting for it. Mistakes should be lessons.
April 21st, 2020 9:14pm
It can be hard not to be discouraged. Sometimes you can view your mistakes as growth in your life. Lots of the time when we make a mistake we look back on all of the other mistakes we have made. If you look at how those mistakes have helped you grow it can help mistakes become less discouraging. Of course, it won't happen overnight but take one step at a time. You can think of good things/accomplishments to help you know that even though you made a mistake it didn't stop you from growing. Owning your mistakes is another part of becoming less discouraged. Us listeners can help support.
May 3rd, 2021 4:39pm
Knowing that everyone makes mistakes has kept me level headed about it. No one is perfect and making mistakes is just a part of life. We have ups and downs all the time, but knowing that I'm not alone in my feelings has make me feel so much better about making mistakes. When I do make mistakes or hit a bump in the road, I know I can reach out to a friend or family member and someone can always relate to what I am feeling. So, next time you're feeling discouraged, remember that you're not alone! We are all humans who experience the same emotions and there is always someone that knows exactly what we are going though.