Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden said, “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” The obvious point he was making is that everyone makes mistakes. Everyone fails, sometimes. It is what you do about it that makes all the difference.
- Forget about it
No one is perfect. Once in awhile everyone makes mistakes. It happens. Don’t spend time worrying about it, cooperate with the inevitable and focus on what you are doing.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
Forget the small stuff. letting go of smaller mistakes will sharpen your focus so you can catch the larger ones before they happen.
- Don’t worry about what you can’t change
Shake off your mistakes and move on. Letting go of the past helps you focus on what’s next.
- Learn from your mistakes
You made a mistake, so what! Figure out why, make a note and move on. Making even a mental note will help remind you to be more careful next time.
- Get plenty of Rest Many times silly mistakes are made simply because you’re tired. Get enough sleep.