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Big Board Owner
Jun 20, 2022
If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?

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I am not afraid of making a mistake. Its part of life. If I do make one, hopefully I'll learn from it and avoid that situation next time.
I don't think I fear making mistakes and often expect to make them in certain areas... I don't like them, of course, but still. As you said, we learn from them.
I feel like as I get older, I'm more open to making mistakes as I have learned that the negative outcome of the mistake is rarely lasting, but the knowledge is forever.
When I was younger, I would beat myself up over a mistake.

Now pushing 40, they don't really bother me unless it impacts someone else. If my mistake hurt someone, then I would be bothered.

But mistakes are learning opportunities in the end.