Yes its true, I’m the girl who is always making mistakes. Do I admit to them? Sometimes! Mind/Shift shares an episode from TED Radio Hour, which speaks about making mistakes and why they’re crucial for learning. These discussions are worth a listen, even covering why it’s important to understand the power of vulnerability and shame. Embarrassment and conflict keeps us from admitting to a mistake, it’s important to look past emotions and fears that come with mistakes.
It’s okay, boo-boos happen everyday. Whether it’s academically or professionally, forgetting to walk the dog or not responding to an important email, mistakes can be a course to better yourself. Brian Goldman, one of the many guest speakers and a Canadian doctor, shares his story about mistakes he’s made as a doctor. I’m not telling you this to stop seeing you’re physician, but to help you understand that the discoveries today are from past mistakes. Next time you make a mistake, Mind/Shift advices not dwelling on them, but to face them head on. Instead, grab a notebook, bullet what you’ve learned and write a story. If you’re not making mistakes daily, you are not a human being. With every slip-up remember you’re experiencing life and learning.