I know it sounds strange, almost counterintuitive at first, to embrace your mistakes. To be clear I don’t mean to go out there and recklessly make mistakes. The reality is most of us strive for perfection and this places a premium on always being right. However, I believe that trying to be perfect limits a person as life is about trial and error.
For years I feared making mistakes that it would show weakness but I was wrong as you carry unnecessary stress around. I learned that when you truly go for things and get uncomfortable is when you truly evolve. Embrace making developmental mistakes with the knowledge that you only fail so many times before you master the specific task. You are a better and more prepared person. In essence the more controlled mistakes you make the more evolved you are becoming. Step off your virtual ledge of comfort and grow.
* First published on LinkedIn