Can mistakes be avoided?
A PROPER view of mistake (an action or an opinion that is not correct which produces a result a person did not want) will help us answer these following questions: Why do mistakes happen? How can we deal with them? Can they be avoided?
Often, when mistakes are made, a person spends much time and emotional energy apportioning blame or justifying what was said or done. Why not simply apologize when your words offend someone, put things right and keep your friendship intact. Have you done something wrong or cause inconvenience to yourself or somebody else? Rather than criticize yourself or accuse others, why not simply do your best to correct matters? To insist that the fault lies elsewhere will almost certainly prolong unnecessary tension and allow the problem to intensify. Instead, learn, correct and move on.
No doubt when you make a mistake, you want others to treat you with compassion or even to overlook your mistakes completely. So why not strive to show the same kindness toward others? Mistakes arise from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge or inattention. It is foolish and humiliating when anyone replies to a matter before she/ he hears the facts. Taking a few extra moments to hear things out and consider response will surely help prevent from speaking rashly or reacting impulsively. The knowledge gained by paying close attention is invaluable in averting faulty judgment and most of all, avoiding a mistake.
We do our best to promote peace and collaboration. When working with others, be considerate and respectful then commend and encourage each other when necessary. In such an atmosphere, thoughtless words and actions can easily be forgiven or overlooked. And more serious offenses can be amiably resolved or remedied.
Learn to turn the mistake into a positive experience. Rather than looking for some excuse for what you said or did, see this an opportunity to develop positive qualities in yourself. Do you perhaps need to show more patience, kindness or self-control? What about mildness, peace and love? Therefore, we learn what not to do the next time. Without being irresponsible, try not to take yourself too seriously. A sense of humor can surely help to diffuse tension.
We will become wiser and more likable when we learn from our mistakes. We will avoid feeling downhearted and badly of ourselves, too. Appreciating that others are also dealing with their mistakes will draw us closer to them. Another important thing, be willing to be corrected and accept criticism from people who are honest with you and those who care enough to want you to succeed.