Rules for learning from mistakes

  1. Don’t hide from mistakes

Everyone makes them, the critical difference between success and failure is if we learn from them, and to do that we have to embrace them

2. Don’t feel bad about them

Don’t give yourself a hard time for making mistakes, this is an opportunity to learn and develop

3. Look to identify the root cause

In order to not repeat a mistake it is very important to understand and take action at the root of the cause. Don’t be too fast to solve a mistake without diving into it deeply to make sure it won’t happen again

4. Observe patterns

Identify any patterns in your mistake making, it may highlight a larger theme for improvement, either in your own skills or the company’s operations

5. Know that mistakes are necessary

Mistakes are a completely natural process of evolution: iteration often leads to improvement

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