PRAC­TI­CAL WAYS TO AP­PROACH MIS­TAKES –

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Women Share -

when you are not su­per suc­cess­ful Talk­ing about mis­takes is dif­fi­cult. Let’s face it: Who wants to rake up bad times? But when you ap­proach a very suc­cess­ful woman and ask, chances are, she will laugh and say, “A busi­ness mis­take? A per­sonal one? One I made this week? Or an epic one from a while ago? How much time do you have?” One thing we can learn from these past nom­i­nees of The Weekly’s Great Women Of Our Time awards is that mis­takes are nat­u­ral, hu­man and noth­ing to fret about. The key is to make those mis­takes work for you. Here are some basics on how to get into that mind­set:

1 OWN YOUR MIS­TAKES.

No mak­ing ex­cuses, and no blam­ing the cir­cum­stances ei­ther. You can only get to the bot­tom of things when you are to­tally hon­est about the is­sue. Re­mem­ber, a lit­tle pain is worth the learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

2 LEAN ON YOUR TEAM.

All the Great Women Of Our Time speak with great pride about their sup­port teams who are al­ways there to help them an­a­lyse and grow, as well as of­fer ad­vice and com­fort. If you do not have one, make one!

3 CHOOSE YOUR EN­VI­RON­MENT.

If you have a great and nur­tur­ing work en­vi­ron­ment, you can step up and grow right where you are. But if you have a boss who is less than stel­lar or not sup­port­ive, cre­ate your own com­fort zone out­side the of­fice.

4 READ, LIS­TEN AND LEARN.

Self-anal­y­sis can be dif­fi­cult. You can gain good per­spec­tive from lis­ten­ing to oth­ers and from read­ing in­sight­ful books. Go for all kinds of re­sources – be it at­tend­ing lec­tures or vis­it­ing web­sites – it is all grist to the mill.

5 FOR­GIVE YOUR­SELF.

There is no point in pun­ish­ing your­self for a mis­take; it is not like you meant it, right? When you are kick­ing your­self re­peat­edly, stop and re­mem­ber you are hu­man. Be as kind to your­self as you would to an­other.

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