We all make mistakes and there’s no better way to learn from things in life. It’s a said thing that that’s how we were made. It would be nice if we could all just read a couple of books and then understand everything we need to know about life.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way and when we get called out on mistakes we can feel like junk. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like that feeling. What we can do now to help avoid or at least limit those embarrassing mistakes and help you get over the struggle is to up your awareness and work on your future planning.
Here are the four most embarrassing mistakes and a couple of ideas on how you can prepare to diminish them:
1) Fear Of The Unknown And Trying New Things
As someone who likes change and to try new things, this one really bugs me when I see it in other people. Often times it’s not too difficult to get the people to tell you what they really want out of life and what their dreams are.
The part that is difficult is getting them to figure out the next logical step. I’ll ask well, what are you doing to achieve that goal? And invariably, the answer is “uhhhhhhhh.” That answer is usually followed with several excuses on why they can’t ever achieve that goal.
All of that is almost always due to the fear of the unknown and the unwillingness to try new things and learn how to get stuff done. We all learned to walk and talk. We can try new things.
2) Understanding Their Own Abilities
How can you fully understand your capabilities and abilities if you don’t actually put some of them to use and test your limitations? WE grow, we expand. What is available to us changes with what we look for and are aware of.
When we seek new opportunities with a set of thoughts and limiting beliefs, we really do kind of put ourselves inside a box of limited capability. We are capable of so much more and we need to put a little bit of faith in the fact that we were made awesome and have the ability to grow.
3) Being Involved In Unhealthy Relationships
Whether it’s friends, coworkers or distant family, unhealthy relationships cause a lot of problems. This is a lot more difficult if it’s someone who’s really close to you, like a spouse or a child, but those are different and have to be worked with a positive goal in mind at all times. You can’t run away from them, folks, no matter what.
Unhealthy relationships are like someone coming up and putting the tightest pair of clothes on you that restrict all kinds of movement that you want to do. They make it harder to breathe.
They make it harder to think and they make it harder just to get anything done. Negativity, limitations and critical feedback–if that’s not done properly, it will only make you struggle more and it needs to be overcome.
Consider getting rid of those fringe people in your circle of influence that are causing you the most trouble.
4) Refusing To Try And Further Their Knowledge
All of these previous points we talk about revolve around refusing to try new things and learning something from what we experience. All of life is an experiment. All of life is your laboratory to learn new things.
Treat it that way and take every little nugget of knowledge you can from everything that crosses your path.
Make These Mistakes No More
We don’t have time to struggle. We’re only on this planet for a very short amount of time and we need to get every bit of awesomeness out of it that we can. The embarrassing mistakes that we just talked about can be dealt with and you’re now aware of where to begin.
Get rid of that fear of the unknown and try new things. Stop underestimating your abilities. Start being involved in more healthy relationships and start trying and learning more from your experience.
I know you’ve got it in you. I’ve grown a lot in the last couple of years myself, so I know the path is possible. Put in the effort and you can do it too.