Why Making Mistakes are Absolutely Necessary

Like many people, I hate making mistakes. And like most people, I like being right. I like being right about facts and being knowledgeable in whatever I talk about. 

I also like making the right decisions. Being able to make a wise choice is gratifying. It's an admirable leadership quality. 

But I'm not flawless, I'm beautifully human. I make mistakes. Lots of them. Big ones. Catastrophic ones. Ones that hurt people. Ones I've had a hard time getting over. Mistakes that still occasionally haunt me. 

I've made more mistakes than I can count. I've probably made many mistakes I didn't even know I made. 

I can either dwell on my mistakes and head towards a downward spiral or use my mistakes as learning experiences. 

My mistakes make me who I am.  They make me human. They put me in touch with my mortality. 

The mistakes I make are learning life lessons that make me stronger. They are opportunities for me to grow. They have given me both wisdom and gray hairs.  They are absolutely necessary for personal growth. I shouldn't be afraid of making mistakes, I should be scared of not learning from them. 

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