I’ve been training some folks lately and it is always a great reminder when training someone new and sensing their apprehension that we all need to continuously check ourselves to make sure we continue to march forward with our amazing lives and not shrink back when we feel unsure.
Often a training situation leaves trainees feeling a bit uneasy and unsure of themselves. I like to share with them that the only guarantee of not making a mistake equates to not trying at all…which ironically will circle them back into mistake-land anyway.
So next time you are thinking, “I’m not sure” remember the word mistake has an undeserved negative connotation. Making a mistake, when you are trying to learn, is the path to growth and knowledge.