“If you have failed that means you are doing something and if you’re doing something that means you have a chance.” – Robert Kiyosaki
This famous quote is the next step to my previous post ‘Take Action & Decisions fast to know what you want to do…‘.
When you do something or when you work on something you cannot always be right or always be successful at that. Admit this thing in your mind that ‘You’ll make mistakes and you can also fail but this will not be going to stop you from doing anything you want to do in your life.‘
As a child or a newborn baby, we don’t know what is right or wrong and we do everything. But with time as we grow old our parents, our education system teaches us what is wrong or right. But that comes with one disadvantage, that is the wrong or right told to us is according to their life experiences and their mistakes. Yes! they know more than us but can they always be right? Can’t we question what we learn or do? according to our mindset, our thought process.
Learn from your mistakes
Sometimes I feel ‘Pencils & Erasers’ which we used as children is very wrong innovation. Because from childhood only we were conditioned to erase our mistakes but in actual life, you can’t do that you can’t erase them.
These failures or mistakes, you can’t erase them. You can learn from them. And you can practice enough so that you do not repeat them. You should have enough power or ability to accept them and move forward.
In India, as per my observation, I can say, this is the most common reason for stress or anxiety in children. In most cases, children are so much pressurized that if they don’t get entrance cleared or good score they will lose everything in their lives. For them, this is the biggest failure and nobody teaches them how to make mistakes, nobody praise for making mistakes. Parents want to keep their children safe from outside hurdles. I can be one of the examples of this. But with time I learned a lot about myself and life.
Kintsugi also known as Kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. It’s done by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dust or with powdered gold, silver, platinum, etc. This makes the pottery more beautiful. The flaw is seen as uniqueness and it adds to its beauty. This is also done to embrace imperfections. Kintsugi is the perfect example of real-life in making mistakes.
Even today also after learning all this, I sometimes fear failure and making mistakes. There’s a lot hell of improvement now which has been achieved by taking actions, taking risks and observing the outcomes.