Screwing up sucks. It actually sucks really bad sometimes. But the majority of screw-ups are not the end of the world. Learn from the mistake, move on, and be a little bit better tomorrow.
I’ve always struggled with the realization that I’ve made a mistake, significant or not. More times than not, the thought of a recent screw up will nag me until I convince myself it’s really not that big of a deal, and can move on.
But here’s what I’m [slowly] learning. Mistakes, screw-ups, errors, or whatever you want to call them……. are a part of learning and growth. Some folks actually subscribe to the idea that the more you screw up, the faster you learn. I’m not yet a subscriber to that school of thought, but to an extent it makes a bit of sense.
TAKE ACTION: In the event you flubb one off the goal post, be pissed off at yourself for about 3.5 minutes, reflect on what you could have done better, and then DO IT BETTER NEXT TIME.