Stop Making the Mistake of Thinking Mistakes Are Mistakes


It’s a maxim echoed by spiritual sages through the ages: Do your work without attachment to results. As the Bhagavad Gita, the greatest and holiest of ancient Hindu scriptures, states: “You are only to perform your duty without an eye on their fruits.”

One of the benefits to living this way is that it erases any stigma about “making mistakes.” Every action simply recalibrates the unified field, redirecting you to other possible outcomes. Trust this process; it is the road to wisdom.


You cannot fail, you can only produce results.
Wayne Dyer

Missteps, misfires, and mishaps are invaluable teachers. Architect and visionary Buckminster Fuller explained the value of mistakes through the analogy of a ship’s rudder. A ship tends to continue moving in the direction it is angled. The helmsman has to steer the ship back toward the intended destination, acting and reacting, adjusting and reorienting, in a never-ending process of course correction.

If error is corrected whenever it is recognized as such, the path of error is the path of truth.
Hans Reichenbach

By doing something the wrong way, you learn how to do it the right way. Not learning is not possible.

I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.
Thomas Edison

More important than a mistake itself is your reaction to having made it. Step back, calmly and objectively analyze what happened, and you will quickly be back on track.

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
James Russell Lowell

If you choose instead to wallow in self-pity and avoid taking responsibility for your error, you are signaling to the universe that failing is your natural state. Beat yourself up for mistakes, and the law of attraction will see to it that you continue to experience “negative” results that make you miserable.

Welcome your mistakes. They remind you that perfection is an unreasonable goal and that humility is a necessary portal to enlightenment. Humility in no way implies inability, inferiority, or insignificance. The wise among us discover that in humility lies true strength and empowerment.

Faith is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall draw.
Francois de Salignac Fénelon






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2 Responses to “Stop Making the Mistake of Thinking Mistakes Are Mistakes”

  1. ArrVee Says:

    when we rise from where we fall, it is the greatest triumph, but this is usually a private one, because our society (especially our work environment) tends to reward those who make the least mistakes, or who “get it right the first time”. This is a valuable lesson to teach a child, which we can help ingrain in their character by giving due recognition to these small personal victories.

    sometimes too, some of our “mistakes” lead to serendipitous successes, and there are many examples of this in the world.

    in any case, one of the most difficult things to do is to forgive one’s self, and the quicker we can do this, the more quickly we can move on.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Agreed, Arrvee. The sooner we begin to look at “mistakes” as learning opportunities, the better off and the happier we will be.

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