Mistakes Are Gifts From Your Past Self

An illustration of a person shooting a bunch of arrows at the target and missing miserably.

Stop dwelling on mistakes you made and treat them as opportunities for learning and growth.

A simple framework you can use to get better at dealing with mistakes:

  1. Acknowledge. (Yes, I made a mistake.)
  2. Learn. (Here is what it taught me.)
  3. Improve. (Here is what I will do right now to make sure I don’t repeat it ever again.)

The only way a mistake can hurt you is if you don’t learn from it but repeat it over and over again.