Make Room for Mistakes

July 30, 2007

Celebrate your mistakes. At first, this might sound a little crazy. Who wants to make mistakes? But mistakes can be the most powerful teachers you will ever have. Success can be more gratifying, but it is often the failures that show you the need for new values and behaviors that will make the greatest difference in your life.

Mistakes help you learn what works and what doesn’t work. Children will keep falling and getting up until they finally learn to walk. They are not afraid of falling, because their mistakes are part of the process. Make room in your life for mistakes.


The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.                 – Edward John Phelps –


20 Responses to “Make Room for Mistakes”

  1. Wennnn Says:

    I learnt a lot from mistakes tat I made and I make sure I improved from it and I make sure I dun do the same one again.. But sumtimes I can hv the mistakes again and again but wat the heck!! Life goes on and I am still learning!!

    Yep!!! Mistakes make us better people.
    So keep on learning, Wennnn. 😉

  2. misha Says:

    misha first??

    hehehe !

    Nope, Misha is second. 😛

  3. misha Says:

    oh yeah .. MUm said that it is ok if we make mistakes provided that we learnt from them 🙂

    Your Mum is a very wise woman, Misha. 😀

  4. Kyels Says:

    Literally, all of us make mistakes more than once. But not everyone can learn from those mistakes that were made; it’s hard. Sometimes, a person has to fall more than once then only they’ll be able to learn. It differs from everyone though. After all, we aren’t the same.


    I agree, Kyels.. & on top of that.. there are those who refuses to admit their mistakes. 😉

  5. mudpie Says:

    what a good suggestion, i just had one big one ‘mistakes aka problem’ last weekend..will think of a way to celebrate!!!

    happy monday!!!

    Yea!!! 😛

    Happy Monday to you too.. 🙂

  6. h.c.tan Says:

    dpends on wat kind of mistakes..some are irreversible and make a whole load of damage

    You’re talking about technical mistakes, right? 😛

    Thanks, Hooi Ching. 😉

  7. Love this one, Jemima.

    We mostly regret what we never did, rather than what we ever did ;p.

    Well, it’s not too late to start looking at it from a different perspective, M. 😉

  8. tihtahpah Says:

    i remember when i first started working with my current boss, he practically threw me in the sea and asked me to learn how to swim. along the way i made a lot of mistakes. but he did the right thing. i tend to learn from my mistakes faster because i was afraid to repeat them.

    There aren’t many bosses like him, Ttpah.
    Most would point a finger at you for making mistakes.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. alison Says:

    ‘to err is human’? … until one becomes enlightened that is! 🙂


    Thanks, Alison.

  10. angel Says:

    Sometimes, eventhough we know it’s a mistake, we still do it… weird, huh?

    Hence, as Alison said to err is human. 😉

    Thanks, Angel.

  11. ben Says:

    the yellow thing looks like the boing boing that i drew larh!! o m g` hahahahahahha

    the price to pay after mistakes sometimes can be quite expensive~ :X

    Now that you mentioned it, it does look like boing boing. 😆

    Ben, nothing comes cheap these days.. not even mistakes. 😉

  12. spookygrace Says:

    yes, agree that everyone learn from mistakes. so make as many mistakes as we can…(i am the one who makes a lot of mistakes in life.. kekeke), a good learner…

    Welcome, Spookygrace. 🙂

    A good learner.. hence, a better person, ya? 😉

  13. zeroimpact Says:

    No one can escape from mistakes
    However there are certain things that does not allow mistakes

    Mattz, nobody can escape from mistakes ‘coz of karma.

  14. Ashish Says:

    So, all of my school teachers were BIG mistakes right? 😛

    No comment, Ashish. 😛

  15. may Says:

    gotta go through the mistakes to appreciate the good decisions… hor?

    That’s one way of looking at it, May. 😉

  16. iamikel Says:

    MISTAKES!!!!! i’m scared of mistake!!!

    Don’t be scared, Iamikel!!! Learn from them!!! 😛

  17. I made room for my younger brothers and sister. Is that enough mistakes to make room for? 🙂

    Hehe.. I hope your mum doesn’t visit my blog, Dabs. 😛

  18. _butt Says:

    that’s a very comforting thought. thanks for sharing 🙂

    It’s my pleasure, _butt. 🙂

  19. Angele Says:

    I just wish that sometimes some people would learn from their past mistakes…

    I know how you feel, Angele.
    However, they are beyond our control.

  20. day-dreamer Says:

    Mistakes are painful lessons but nevertheless inevitable.

    Thanks for the reminder, D-D.

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