This is for all of us who outwardly say that making mistakes is a good thing while inwardly hoping to never make one. You don’t have to be a perfectionist to fit in this category; most of us qualify simply by being human. After all, you can’t reverse decades of admonitions and warnings about avoiding mistakes without doing a little brain rewiring.
Take 4 minutes to watch this video. I can almost guarantee that your awareness of your own anti-mistake messages will shift.
Just to clinch it, here is a collection of quotes on the value of making mistakes.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~ Edward J. Phelps
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. ~ Samuel Smiles
If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. ~ John Wooden
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard