As we are human, we are bound to make mistakes, it’s easy to go into a depression while thinking about our defects, but the most successful people don’t avoid making mistakes. They fall forward. Meaning, they turn their mistake or failure into a win.
Don’t let your failures control you; don’t be a victim. Be open to playing an active role in negotiating a new direction from your failure into success.
You’ve got to deal with the issue now. Don’t let it grow, and don’t wait for someone else to notice. You have to show that you’re careful enough by coming to your boss with the problem first. Along with the solution as well.
Make a Plan in Place so it Doesn’t Happen Again:
Ask yourself, “Why did this happen and how can I stop it from happening again?” Work to address those root causes. Sure, you don’t want to relive your mistake, but that is the only way to grow from it.
Have Development Mindset
If you fail at a project that’s highly technical for example, resist the urge to think “you’ve either got it or you don’t” when it comes to all technical ability. Avoid that black and white thinking by adopting a more developmental, growth mindset: just like any muscle of your body your brain can become stronger with exercise.
Normalize the experience
Instead of keeping things to yourself and crying over it, it’s better to share it with someone, talk your heart out, have a mentor at work or a coworker with whom you can share. Sharing feelings will help you normalize and start thing about bouncing back after making the mistake.
The hardest thing to do is forgive ourselves and move on. If you continue to blame yourself, your confidence and work will suffer. Ensure that this mistake was a one-off error by addressing it at the moment and then moving on,
Next time you fail, try to embrace it. See your failures as necessary to your learning, instead of optional or avoidable. If you can do that, you are guaranteed not to make the same mistake twice.