Mistakes as an opportunity - Learn from mistakes

Mistake as an opportunity

Fear of mistakes is one of the most important stress factors. When people have made mistakes, they initially have a negative impact. They become more cautious, no longer dare to try new things and flee in rituals - without any knowledge gain and insight. Without mistakes in life, we do not develop any further. This is because finding a mistake causes a sense of surprise that encourages learning.

Making mistakes should therefore be seen as a positive process, for one's own development and as a motivation for finding and discovering relationships. You can learn a lot from mistakes ... why do we try to avoid them? For example, the way an organization talks about mistakes reveals a lot about their culture.

If a company does not value errors as feedback, risk avoidance is promoted and mistakes are no longer used as a way to correct price. The system is no longer capable of learning.

Nature makes it ...

From evolutionary biology, which deals with the emergence of organically "new, " we know that this new, deviated, untried one will initially be less efficient, is a "mistake." But a different combination of external conditions may make this new one more "efficient" in the future. This double ability of organisms to error-prone and fault tolerance is the error-friendliness: a survival guarantee.

Evolution, the constant adaptation and the common development, is dependent on mistakes. These are systems that accept and promote surprises, deviations and differences. Error-friendly systems are practically dead.

As long as people can learn from mistakes, it is helpful to encourage risk-taking. True to the motto: "The stupid always make the same mistakes, the wise always new." Unknown

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