Nobody likes making mistakes but they're one of the best ways we learn new tasks. On his blog, founder of the webapp and extension Buffer Joel Gascoigne talks about how he's learned to not just embrace mistakes, but actually crave them so he can learn better.
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It's easy to strive for perfection on every project but perfection isn't always possible. You're bound to trip up now and again. Instead of worrying about learning from them or looking back, Gascoigne looks forward to them:
In general, I think the more we can have a mindset where we crave mistakes because we know they are directly related to learning and progression, the better we can do.
He closes his post with the line, "I'm genuinely very excited to uncover the next mistake." It's an interesting mindset that manages to play to your own weaknesses and manage them in a way where you're not bummed out when you make a mistake.
Why I crave mistakes [Joel Gascoigne]