I have always believed that learning from our mistakes is pivotal to our success, but without our mistakes we cannot grow spiritually or understand what it is to succeed.
I also believe that when anyone gives us feedback, we can learn from our mistakes. Feedback shouldn’t be classified as failure for us not being successful. It should be used as an opportunity for us to find ways through so that we may succeed.
That when we don’t succeed the first time, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been successful, we cannot measure success that way. All it means is that we need to look at a different approach. Accepting a challenge is success in itself because the challenge itself has brought us to a different place.
It’s just how we choose to look at things. Not walking away with first prize doesn’t mean we’ve failed. I believe that we can learn more from our mistakes than our success stories. If we are successful, we never stop to question that success; we just take it for granted that we have achieved success and that chapter gets closed.
It’s wrong to think that because we have success in one area of our life that other areas will be just as successful. If only life was that easy. We will grow and learn to be more successful, when we work through the basics of how we got there. We need to experiment, we also need to take risks and try out new things.
We also need to hear what I would call constructive criticism so that we can be constructive and instrumental in our potential success further down the line. Sadly, many of us will continue to see feedback as a criticism of us, but I believe those two issues need to be separated.
That feedback allows us to think about what we’re doing so that we get to change the outcome and find success second time around.