Some of the best organizations are the ones who don’t penalize a person for making a mistake if that person used good judgment and was rational in his/her thinking. In contrast, there are times when failure was from not exercising the values of the organization, good judgment, and stewardship. In those times, the situation or decision is confronted and corrected.
“The better a person is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try. I would never promote to a top-level job a man who was not making mistakes…otherwise he is sure to be mediocre.” ~ Peter Drucker
After a mistake and failure, the forces of mediocrity will align to prevent you from proceeding. Keep your chin up when failure comes your way. Failure can be the fertilizer for future success. Fear of failure and risk aversion tethers you to limit your potential. Every failure you experience is an opportunity to take the appropriate action, learn from your mistakes, and start fresh.
“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.”
~ Henry Link
Failure is not final.
You must know WHO you are and FACE your shortcomings if you want to reach your full potential. That’s right. You must face your shortcomings. You can’t bury them and pretend that they don’t exist. You must see yourself openly, admit your failures, shortcomings, and mistakes honestly, discover and embrace your strengths joyfully, and build on those strengths continually and passionately.