You should make more mistakes

Hear me out.

Nobody should ask someone to make mistakes intentionally. That would be immoral. But the irony is that, we learn most through making mistakes. So, how can we avoid making mistakes but at the same time learn from them?

The answer is actually simple: Try.

You don’t have to try hard to make mistakes. You are human after all. Whether you like it or not, making mistakes is part of our genes. Find the courage to try more and try again, and the process of trying, mistakes will naturally be made.

This is a simple rule we begin with in our lives. When we were small, we just try things. We made mistakes, and we might hurt ourselves a bit along the way. But we brush it off, learn from the experience, and move on.

We grow by knowing what we did that led to the mistakes, and try not to repeat the same mistakes again. We move on by trying it differently, or trying different things. We will make new mistakes, and then the cycle repeats itself.

This is not us making mistakes intentionally. This is us being courageous in taking chances and in being willing to be exposed to the possibility of making mistakes. Of course, not trying would be the safer choice because then we won’t make mistakes.

Funny thing is, not trying is one of the biggest mistakes of them all because you are not learning.

No learning. No growing.

Aiman Azlan
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