Infographic: So You've Made a Terrible Mistake...
No one likes making mistakes. Mistakes are unnerving, embarrassing, time consuming and sometimes, expensive. But they're also a gift. A very valuable gift that unfortunately, most of us would rather not receive, because most of us see mistakes as a curse. And so, we avoid them at all costs. Taken to the extreme (as many who suffer from perfectionism do), this means no risk, no exploration, no creativity and no ingenuity.
And in times of crisis, no clarity.
Once you begin viewing mistakes as a gift, the only response to them is gratitude. Because without them, we don't learn a damn thing. And when things go wrong, we don't have the resources to get ourselves to safety.
In other words, without mistakes, there is no wisdom.
So they happen. And they're not all that bad. Here's how to ensure you recover like a pro.