“Remember that failure is greatness waiting to happen” - Robin Sharma
Even though I know that we all make mistakes, I still hate making them. If you are even just a little bit of a perfectionist (like me), then you probably can relate. I am detail-oriented and precise, and it kills me when I overlook or forget something. But, I am coming to see that I need to shift my attitude about mistakes.
In the time I have worked with him, I have heard Patrick Thean say on multiple occasions that if we aren’t making mistakes, then we aren’t learning fast enough. This perspective reminded me of Robin Sharma’s presentation at the recent Fortune Leadership Summit in Orlando. Sharma, who wrote The Leader Who Had No Title, suggested that we are all paid to be scared; we should be pushing ourselves to expand our mastery by doing things that are outside of our comfort zone. Forcing ourselves to experiment with new ideas or ways of doing things and making mistakes in the process is the only way that we can truly grow, learn, and innovate.