Fear of Mistakes

40 Questions We’re Afraid to Ask – #6

06 - mistakesFear of Mistakes

Our question for today deals with another activity that, like worry, can be incredibly draining on our energy and emotional well-being — fear. Specifically the fear of making mistakes. I think it would be safe to say that all of us face that fear at least once in our lifetime

Is one question you’re afraid to ask yourself . . .

If we learn from our mistakes,
why am I afraid to make one?

It has been said that we are today because of the mistakes we made yesterday. Apparently this opinion has been shared by many.

“By seeking and blundering we learn.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.”
John Dewey
“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”
Rick Warren
“Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth.”
Richelle E. Goodrich
“Our greatest mistakes, if we look at them, and digest them, and interact with them, and learn from them… they can be the greatest moments of our lives.”
Dan Pearce
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”
— Benjamin Franklin

The fact is, the biggest mistake we can make is to be afraid to make one.  We might as well just stick our head in the sand.

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