We all have deep-seated dreams and desires, but few of us are willing to go after them.
Why is that?
In many cases, it's due to the fact that we're scared to make a mistake. Or to fail on any level.
So, instead, we continue in our comfort zone, gliding along doing only what we succeed at.
While this feels good for the moment, it's no way to truly excel at life. Personally or professionally.
So, here are three ways to release the fear of mistakes, and develop a better growth mindset instead:
1. Get Better Input
First, listen to people who've put themselves out there and read inspiring books about growth. Find mentors that are doing what you want to do (in any category of your life).
By improving your input to include people that DO make mistakes, you'll see that those people are actually able to use them to learn and grow.
2. Practice it Like a Muscle
Courage, self-control, and branching out are skills that can be built over time. So, if you're afraid of making a mistake, MAKE ONE. Start small, but do something you wouldn't normally do, and let yourself fail. It may be uncomfortable at first, but the more you practice the more confidence and comfort you'll develop around doing this thing.
Need a push? Try a 30-day challenge where every day you do something that scares you a little bit. You'll be astonished at how you feel and what you've done when it's over.
3. Inspire Yourself
Utilize growth mindset quotes to put yourself in the right mindset. Attach them to your walls, make them your screen saver, and write them on your bathroom mirror. Take advantage of every opportunity available to remind yourself that it is possible to do hard things.
You were built for it.
I hope these tips help you move on from your mistakes faster and to see them for what they are: incredibly valuable opportunities.
Or, as J.K. Rowling once said
“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. But it is the ability to resist or use failure that often leads to success.” – J.K. Rowling