People Who Make Mistakes Eventually Succeed

Make Mistakes

Make Mistakes And Pave The Road To Success………

Make MistakesDo you make mistakes all the time and beat yourself up for making them? Is there something wrong with you?  Why aren’t you perfect? Why do you have to be such a screw up?

Are these questions that run around your head like a hamster in a wheel?  Have you ever noticed that a hamster runs, runs, and runs really fast and yet goes nowhere?  Well, that is what thoughts like the ones above are doing to you.

Consider that everyone makes mistakes.  Everyone can’t be perfect all the time.



Trying to be perfect can only lead to frustration, fear and procrastination.

In his ground-breaking book,Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success, John Maxwell says that

“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.”

Consider that all successful people became successful because they made lots of mistakes at the beginning.  The difference between them and most people is that they knew at a deep level that in order to succeed, they needed to fail first.

Can you imagine what the world would be like if Thomas Edison and his staff had given up on the light bulb?  The world would be a very dark place, literally!

Where Did You Learn That Making Mistakes Is Bad?


Most people are never prepared to deal with making mistakes.  That is something that is ingrained in us from day one in school.  All through school you were rewarded or punished on whether you made mistakes or not.  You feared, misunderstood, and ran away from them.

You learned that making mistakes was bad and that by no circumstances you should make any. Then you go out into the real word after graduation thinking that if you make mistakes you are bad, or not good enough.  All of this is going on at a subconscious level of course.  And then you wonder why you are so hard on yourself when you make a mistake and even worse, how you treat others when they make mistakes.

I know in my own life and for many years I was very hard on myself and others when it came to making mistakes.

Most of the time that fear of making a mistake showed up as procrastination.  I would put things off not because I was lazy or undisciplined, rather because I was afraid of making mistakes.

I would often give up or quit if I was failing and was never really got out of my comfort zone.

It wasn’t until I learned the importance of  failing forward that I finally eased up and began to change that old useless subconscious programming and gradually started making big changes in my life.


Failing Forward IS The Only Way To Grow


At Belief Trumps Talent, we help our clients learn how to confidently look at the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward.

In life, the question is not IF you will make mistakes, but how you are going to deal with them.

Stop failing backward and start failing forward!

The only way to get what you really want is by constantly trying new things and learning to be OK with making mistakes.  It is this mindset that will allow you to move forward and succeed when the odds are stacked up against you.  As Susan Jeffers says in her book, Feel The Fear and Do it Anyways!


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