It is difficult to admit we’ve made a mistake, especially if we were warned against it. We often expect our lives to be perfectly tailored to all our expectations. And when this doesn’t happen, we become frustrated, depressed, and miss the lesson behind the mess.

Mistakes are the best stimulant for living an interesting life. For every mistake you make, you become wiser. Now, imagine your life without mistakes. It wouldn’t be interesting, would it?

Mistakes are life’s best teachers. The biggest mistake you can make in life is lying to yourself that you’re above mistakes. No matter how self-righteous and bright one is, he can never be above mistakes. Mistakes are part of life.

In this article, we shall examine 3 things we can learn from our mistakes.

. When You Wake Mistakes, Never Respond With Encores

Many people have the habit of making a mistake and be bold enough to want to repeat it. When this happens, it stops them from becoming better versions of themselves. For most people, the tendency to celebrate their mistakes has become a habit. Never celebrate your mistake. Learn from them.

Develop a growth perspective. It will help you see your mistakes as an opportunity to develop your weakness. When next you make a mistake, learn from it, and fix it. Mistakes are necessary for success.

Do not let your mistakes get in the way of your growth. Do not respond with encores no matter what.


Don’t beat yourself up. If people can’t accept that you’ve made a mistake, that’s their problem.

.  They Are Propellers Of Your Next Move

Don’t fear your mistakes to the point you fail to try new things. Mistakes are valuable, capable of motivating you to be more knowledgeable. Most people do not like admitting their errors, for fear of being wrongly judged or reprimanded. But, the first horn of victory begins when you admit to your mistakes. Forgiveness, corrections, and growth become easy to do.

How you perceive your mistakes, goes a long way in determining how you react to them, and your next line of action.

. There’s Always A Message In The Mess

The first time I admitted to my mistake, I was beaten. I received the punishment any young child would not dream of, as my dad was a disciplinarian. It was easy for me to have denied and saved myself from being punished. But I didn’t. Something in me found the strength to own up and speak the truth.

My ability to admit my mistake did something to me mentally which caused me to stop doing what I did. I picked the message from my mess and it showed me how to conquer my fears

I cultivated the habit of picking the message in every mistake I make, and I have not stopped growing ever since then. Nothing in life is more incredible than the undue anxiety we develop for ourselves. Every wrings step we take is a step forward. Don’t beat yourself up, or live under pressure to be perfect. If people can’t accept that you’ve made a mistake, that’s their problem.

The person who seldom makes mistakes will most likely take orders from someone who does. Pause for a second. Reflect, and think about how you can fix your mistakes. Your mistakes are not a sign that you’ve been defeated, they are only a temporary detour.

So, get up, and learn ways to profit from your mistakes. If you’ve made a mistake, be brave enough to admit it. If not to everyone, but at least to yourself.

Blessings and Love

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Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog),, The Social Talks,, and Mental Wellness Society International. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation.

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