We live in an era where a lot of people are under pressure, especially students in school.
This might be from grade expectations or assignment stresses. Most people are scared of the thought of failure. However, mistakes are necessary for growth. Are you not convinced? Let me explain in more detail.
Mistakes are not always a bad thing. Take the French Dip Sandwich, for example. The cook who invented this classic style accidentally dropped the sandwich in a sauce bin while he was working. Had it not been for the cook, or the customer who still insisted on eating the sandwich, this creation might have never come into being. Mistakes ultimately allow us to explore new ideas and concepts that could be widely popular for years to come. It is a way of creativity that changes the world for the better.
Besides, did you think that scientists like Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison created their inventions in one try? No! These great minds experienced many mistakes and failures before they finally created a functioning invention that we still know about a hundred years later.
Mistakes are a form of trial and error to improve ourselves and what we want to achieve. It might be time-consuming, but isn’t practicing and working on your craft more worthwhile if you enjoy doing it?
Part of being human is learning as you grow, such as from a baby to an adult. No one expects a baby to do calculus. So why should anyone expect you to do something you’ve never done before? Learning and mistakes go hand in hand and allow us to improve ourselves by learning what we did wrong, just like the great minds before us.
For these reasons, the next time you get a B or lower on an assignment or test, do not fret. Look over the assignment and learn from what you did wrong to improve on the next one. Mistakes are okay to experience. They allow us to become more creative by finding new methods to overcome problems. Think of mistakes as a learning opportunity to help you win the larger challenge of life by overcoming these small setbacks.