It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

It’s perfectly normal to make mistakes, so when the inevitable happens, don’t beat yourself up.
Entrepreneurs and business owners are at an even higher risk of developing anxiety, depression or stress and it can be difficult to concentrate on your business, so mistakes do get made.
You are only human, we are made to make mistakes and learn from them.
Mistakes are crucial to a business’s development, but you may be left wondering how you can recover from a major mistake.

There are a few things we can do to resolve the situation:

 

1. Tell people you made a mistake!

By owning up to it, you can try to resolve the problem.

2. Learn to apologise when an apology is due.

A simple sorry can make conversations a lot smoother with colleagues, so explain what you did and why you did it.

3. Don’t berate others for their mistakes!

Speak to others in the way you would like to be spoken to, forgive them and move forward as you can’t change what’s already happened. It’s about how the team collectively deals with the problem. Likewise, if someone is making you feel bad for a mistake, don’t be scared to speak up and let them know how you feel.

4. Learn your lessons.

Analyse the mistake, assess what went wrong and ask yourself, ‘what steps can I take to prevent it from happening again?’

5. Forgive yourself.

Don’t criticize yourself harshly, you don’t deserve it. Look after yourself and try not to worry about the past. You will have plenty of chances to let your skills shine.