Mistakes are an unavoidable
part of work and life. How you handle those mistakes however is entirely within
your control. When you view life's inevitable missteps as an opportunity to be
better, not bitter, you create the possibility of a better future outcome.
In contrast, when we try
to avoid errors at all costs, we hamstring creativity and run the risk of
inertia. It's been said that the greatest mistake you can make in life is to
continually fear you will make one. So go on, try hard, fail often, and succeed
Moving on from mistakes
requires perspective. Everyone makes them, time and again. Even if your misstep is
a doozy, you can still recover and regroup. Former President Bill Clinton and Martha
Stewart are two very public examples of individuals who erred in the white hot
spotlight and yet managed to rehabilitate their images. So relax, if they can
do it, you can do it.
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.