Reacting to a New Mistake

Yesterday I talked about the steps to fix a new mistake.

Those three steps can be hampered by our reaction to the mistake. We tell ourselves a story about mistakes, and the story we tell can make the solution either easier or harder.

If we tell ourselves the story that making mistakes is a vital part of learning, then we can more easily remain clear-headed in fixing mistakes as they come.

If we tell ourselves the story that making mistakes reflects a deep reality about our worthiness, we are likely to sink into a cloud and find it more difficult to follow the steps needed to resolve our mistakes.

What story do you tell when you make mistakes? Does the situation you’re in reflect the story you tell? (One story for baking, one for social situations, one for practice time at the piano….)

What would happen if you consistently told yourself a generous story when you made mistakes?