7 Ways to Bounce Back After a Mistake

7 Ways to Bounce Back After a Mistake
From Recruiter - January 10, 2017

Article by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)

Mistakesespeciallythose that leave us cringing long after theyve happenedcan make us feel as if weve taken one step forward only to take 20 steps back.Its easy to cripple yourself analyzing why youmade the mistake, your mind tricking youinto thinking its irreversible, that you cantmove past this.

But heres the good news: You can. Fewmistakes are actually as bad as they seem at the time.

We asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) how they deal with mistakes and how they learn to move past them to do better in the future. Heres what they had to say:

1. Think About Why You Made the Mistake

When I make a mistake, I assess the mental and emotional state that led up to the decision. In some cases, I realize that I made the decision out of fear. If thats the case, I dive into what generated that fear and build a mental model around the emotion. I take the time to reflect on it with the hope that Ill recognize that emotion in the future and prevent it from affecting my day. Andrew Thomas, SkyBell Doorbell

2. Regroup

Mistakes are inevitable. They happen to everyone. When I make a mistake, I use it as a time to reflect and regroup. Depending on whats going on, it might mean stepping away from my desk for lunch, taking a day off, or scheduling a vacation. The time away gives me an opportunity to let go of my initial emotion and start thinking about what I can do differently next time to achieve different results. Amber Anderson, MORE

3. Dont Let Emotions Get in the Way

I believe the key is not letting emotion get in the way.Problems are often much bigger in our minds than they are in reality. Instead of wallowing in the mistake youve made, focus on what you can do to correct the issue. You will begin to feel better when you start doing things to address the issue and regain control. Matthew Paulson, (American Consumer News, LLC)

4. Move On


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