Previously, when I’d made the mistake of injuring my finger, I did a series of voice posts on mistakes I’d made. But what about making mistakes in a more general sense?

Sometimes you’ll forget that one thing. You know—you forget the thing that may seem inconsequential, but may have bigger impacts than you expected?


  • that thing your significant other asked to you do before going to bed;

or how about something that’s at least a little more common in MY life:

  • that thing your significant other has implored you not to do for the bajillionth time?

Yeah… I’m usually the light guy. Or the forgetting to make the bed guy. It’s never intentional—the mind simply gets beleaguered with all the thoughts it dares to think.

Guess what, though—we all make mistakes.

You can try and be as perfect as you want to be, but when it comes down to it, you’re going to slip up sometime. The real test of character will be in what you do when you screw up.

Will you be one of those who throw a tantrum, berating yourself with self-deprecation? Or will you keep a calm and cool head and sort out what you can learn from the mistake for future reference?

The more we learn from the mistakes we make, the less likely we are to let those missteps affect us again in the future.

So don’t be afraid to err—it’s bound to happen sooner or later. But when it does (and again, I reiterate—it will), figure out what went wrong and just don’t do it again. Learn from your mistakes and those of others. Then the things that can go wrong will go wrong, but you’ll be better prepared for it!