Understand they always happen
Know that no matter how perfect you’re trying to be, mistakes would always happen. With this knowledge, you’ll want to always prepare for the worst while expecting the best.
Now that we know that mistakes always happen, it’s time to learn how to act and deal with them whenever they arise. Learn how to act with regards mistakes:
Instead of casting blames on others (when you know you may be at fault internally), own your mistakes. Owning your mistakes would make you stronger next time and may allow you feel remorse and change if you’ve erred someone. Also, if the mistake you’ve made has brought a problem, owning the mistake is the only way of applying the next step
Find the solution
If any problem arises because of a mistake from the past, you shouldn’t panic. Instead, you should find a solution to the problem. When you use time to carefully find solutions to problems, you’ll solve them well and solve others in the future. This means you’re now stronger than your past
Finding the solution to a problem is one thing. Implementing the solution is another. It’s now the time to act fast(so the problem ‘may’ not worsen).
You’ve now solved the problem caused by your mistake. You’ve now learnt a new flawless way to do what you want to do so you don’t make mistakes. You’re now able to rest without thinking of your mistake. What next?
You should move on without feeling remorse for what you’ve done. Since you’ve already solved it, you should let go of its pricking feeling. However, you shouldn’t forget the mistake itself. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to act a bit better than before in certain issues. This is the best means of dealing with mistakes
That’s it for actions and behaviors towards your mistakes. Now what about the mistakes of others? How should you act/behave towards them?
Dealing with mistakes of others
With this knowledge always at the back of your mind, you’ll be able to control yourself when the mistakes of others affects you. When someone makes a mistake which negatively affects others, he/she will feel down. Insulting and abusing the person may cause greater damages
Would you have felt better suppose someone came to your rescue after a terrible mistake? If yes, you’ll know helping and assisting others who have made terrible mistakes would be a wise choice.
Now that we’ve learnt how to deal with our mistakes or that of others, it’s beneficial we know that we’ll only be able to apply the above points when we feel remorse for what we’ve done. If your mistake has negatively affected someone, please apologize to that person.
You’ve now learnt how to deal with and how to revert the effects of mistakes. You should now have no regards for mistakes right? No. The following points show why no matter how you’ve studied how to deal with mistakes, you should still have high regard for it and still be very cautious
Why you should be cautious about mistakes
They may be very disastrous
You may have read about the mistakes of others which cost them their dear lives or very expensive assets. Your whole house could get burnt with just a small mistake
Things may not remain the same again
After costly mistakes happen, some laws may change, some actions may be taken. A boy mistakenly burnt down his hostel with gas and the authorities prohibited the use of gas in the hostel and it’s environs.
Being Forgiven Isn’t Assured
Even though you may claim that what you’ve done was a mistake, not everyone may freely forgive you. Imagine how people with gas would view that boy in the above example
Mistakes Always Happen
Even though you learn from your past mistakes, another error must surely be done. Whenever an error occurs, don’t feel discouraged cause it’s life showing you it’s true colors.
There’s always a hidden lesson from every mistake waiting to be learnt.