Career Myth: Avoid making mistakes

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A common myth about planning your career and life: “Avoid making mistakes.

Life is full of mistakes. You are not living if you are not making mistakes, repeat that again!  You are not living if you are not making mistakes.  If you are avoiding mistakes, you are living in fear.

In fear of what others might think, in fear of not being enough, in fear of being wrong… and the list is endless.

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”
― James A. Michener

Here’s your sign, your message for up above, it is perfectly ok to make mistakes.  We all learn through mistakes.  That’s how we learned to sit, to crawl, to walk, and talk.  And if we stop making mistakes, we stop learning.

Everything is trial and error.  And when we win, it is awesome!  Thinking about the last time you finally “got” something down pat.  Did you not want to jump up for joy and share your accomplishment with others?

Stop living in fear, and try something new!

What is something new you can try today?  What is something that you have be waiting to try till you were “ready”?  Try it today!

Myth from Luck Is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career by John Krumboltz PhD and Al Levin EdD 

Norma Reyes, PhD

Strategic and innovative Clinical Manager who translates business vision into clinical initiatives that improve performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement for business needs. | Empowering leader who supports employees and leadership with a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organization’s greatest asset. | Genuine influencer who thrives on tough challenges and translates visions and strategies into actionable, value-added goals. | Licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience in behavioral case management services.

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