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From the postcard of mistakes
Don’t fear, learn from them
Making mistakes in life is expected, more or less...small or big. Mistake seems a negative term but we can get some positivity from it by learning from our mistakes. They yield experience. And we learn from our experiences, gained from our mistakes as they teach us and make us more proficient. Actually learning is a progressive process which can be accomplished successfully with the help of mistakes.
If there is no fall how could we learn to rise? The desire to rise again, after every fall, evokes multiple feelings like determination, courage, hope and confidence. They make us understand the difference of right and wrong. They instill conscience.
Pooja’s husband was on his business tour and there he needed some documents urgently. He told her to scan the papers and send that to his e-mail
Pooja was not confident about the procedure of scanning so; he instructed her over the phone. She tried to perform the task, understanding the urgency, but as she was novice in that field she made a mistake and a paper jammed in the scanner. Id.
When Pooja tried to release that paper, she got a torn piece in her hand and rest of the page left trapped in it. Her husband was calling again and again as he was waiting for the mail. She was in great panic. Suddenly power cut occured . It is absurd but she really felt relieved on outage. She immediately called her husband, told him about power cut and headed for the internet café (though before her departure, the electricity had retrieved but that was of no use and she could not muster courage to tell him about the mess she’d created).
She had all the facilities at home and she was wandering and paying for her work done. She was feeling so stupid. Anyway, the work was done but what about that destroyed paper?
She got back and tried again. She clicked help and got the option where it showed that how to clear paper jams. She succeeded to follow the instructions, and she did it. She was delighted. At least the printer and scanner were safe. But she was still worried about that crushed paper. She kept that carefully.
When her husband returned, she told him everything. Fortunately, that paper was not so important. Now, whenever Pooja scan any document she always remembers that incident. What if that paper was important? But that incident made her learn something new.
Fear of making mistakes can keep you away from learning and growing. So, avoid the fear of failure. You never know your mistakes can lead you to the path of success. And it will definitely teach you something new. It will definitely hone your skill. It will give you confidence and experience. So, try to extract positivity from your mistakes as it can help you never making that mistake again. (But if you make same mistakes again and again then mistake is indeed a negative word for you and you need help L)
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