Everyone makes mistakes – that’s part of life. In fact, through our mistakes and failures, we gain experience and insights that allow us to succeed.
Some people find it hard to recognize when they make a mistake. However, successful people recognize when they are wrong. They learn to teach, grow, and then continue. They know that if they ignore an error, they can be trapped in a negative cycle that will overcome them. That would be a real failure.
To avoid failure in the future, here are some of the biggest mistakes that successful people do only once, never twice.
1. Ignore your instinct
Sometimes we just feel that something is not right, without being able to explain why. It is easy to reject these instincts, perhaps because we are not sure whether we should trust the foreboding over our rational mind. But successful people make this mistake only once before realizing that their instincts should never be overlooked. Taking into account your instincts will give you a broader understanding of what is happening and make you more confident in your decisions.
2. Do not ask the difficult questions
Sometimes we are embarrassed to cling to every detail because we are afraid to be intrusive. But there are times when you have to ask hard questions. Successful people may not be able to do it once, but when they are burned, they will ignore the awkwardness and make sure they have all the necessary information.
3. Play it safe
If you keep playing safely, you probably hope to avoid mistakes by moving along with the flock. But this is one of the biggest mistakes, as success only reaches those who are brave enough to cope alone. Successful people can initially afford to fall into this trap, but something in them makes them take risks. They would rather try something new and fail than take a safe bet and lead a dull life.
4. To blame others
If you do not take responsibility for your mistakes and try to blame others, it is incredibly destructive for you and the people around you. Still, this is among our most human trends because we do not like to admit the role we played in failure. Successful people are responsible, and that brings them respect from others. They take responsibility for their mistakes and then grow beyond them.
5. Allowing emotions to make decisions for you
Emotions sometimes have a way to conquer us, although in the back of our minds we realize that we have to retreat. Negative emotions such as jealousy, doubt, and anger can even smash the most logical people, blur their judgment, and lead to poor decision-making. Successful people do not allow themselves to fall into this trap more than once.
Trader Aleksandar Kumanov