Why mistakes can be a confidence-booster

There was a time when I believed that, if only I had no more problems, challenges, disappointments and setbacks, then I would be happy.

shutterstock_220820908Of course, that was never going to happen. Problems happen, setbacks happen, I make mistakes, life happens. That’s unavoidable and part of being human.

It took me a long time to figure out that the only way to learn and grow, the only way to become wiser and more resilient is through problems, disappointments and setbacks.

But there’s a lot more to it.  It is said that a person who never failed, never tried anything so, when life happens, how do you know you can handle it? You know because

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You made a mistake!

“You made a mistake!”

An accusation.  How do you feel?  Guilty?  Upset?

“I’m worthless!  Useless!”

All these negative feelings well up in you.  You feel hurt, ashamed and angry at yourself.

But stop!  Why this self-destructive reaction?

It probably has to do with

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