Mistakes can be seen from two perspectives — as a failure or a chance to right your wrong.
Making mistakes might have it benefits, only if you see it as a chance to right your wrong.
Below are some of the benefits of making mistakes:
1. Mistakes help you grow and evolve
You could remain stuck with what you know when you don’t make mistakes, but making mistakes will open your eyes to new knowledge that you probably don’t even know, and that will help you grow as a person.
2. It spurs you on
You might not know this, but making mistakes bring an additional desire to want to be right, and that will spur you on to actually get better knowledge. I can’t count the number of things I’ve learnt from making mistakes, and those things learnt will never leave you; they would become a part of you.
3. Mistakes also serve as a warning. If you make a mistake that brings about a bad result, or someone around you makes that mistake, trust me when I say you’d never make that mistake again.
4. Mistakes bring you back to reality
Sometimes, too much success might tempt you to feel invincible, proud and even unrealistic. Making mistakes will always bring you that humble feeling that will make you realise that you are just human at the end of the day.
5. It makes you wiser
With each mistake you make comes a lesson, and when you learn from that mistake, you become wiser.
A quote by Al Franken: “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least others can learn from.”
6. Mistakes teach you to forgive
One great thing to learn from mistakes is that they teach you to forgive — to forgive yourself and probably to forgive others. Mistakes teach you let go, because if you don’t let go, you can never forgive.
A quote by Steve Maraboli: “The truth is – unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realise that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”