6 reasons why making mistakes is actually good for us
There are many examples of America’s discovery of tongue sliding and memorable blunders, which is not the end of the world.
On the contrary, making mistakes can work in our favor.
1. People learn with that way
The old saying is that your ear should not be foreign: “To learn from mistakes.”
According to research, the “Try and Fail” method really plays an important role in the development of the brain and its abilities.
Think of a baby who learns to walk, a gymnast who tries to perfect his movements or a cook who makes 20 times the same food to impress the jury…
The research of psychologists at the University of Michigan needs to believe that we have a “growth mindset” before we can learn from our mistakes, that is something we can work on and develop our intelligence.
Psychologists have studied with 123 children and found that intelligence paid more attention to the mistakes of those who thought it was not a constant and that they eventually learned more.
2. May have unexpected positive results
Not all, but most faults have good sides too.
Most of the explorers owe their faults to their inventions.
Microwave, post-it sticky papers and heart pills, just some of them.
Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming did not know that when he made a small mistake in 1928, he would sign an invention that would change history.
Fleming, working on the bacterium, went on holiday and forgotten the petri dish filled with bacteria and the containers were contaminated. Fleming, put in cleaning these containers, noticed that there were mold fungi in them instead of bacteria. Moreover, this was not any mold, it was a special mold fungus called Penicillium Notatum.
The present invention has led to the development and production of penicillin, which is useful for combating bacterial infections.
This astonishment made 90 years ago saves millions of lives today.
3. Allows us to see who we are
Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer and poet, said, “Experience is the name people give to their mistakes.”
Wilde fingered to a very important point: To help people to recognize herself and life more closely, it is useful to for ruin things first.
For example, if you fail in a very big exam, you have seen how you managed to achieve a big disappointment. Or you can reveal a big secret in your family by mistake and find out how you can survive in an absurd chat.
William Miller, the nineteenth-century preacher, had learned that when he mistakenly believed that thousands of people were approaching the apocalypse, he was brave enough to have his fault.
Miller predicted that Jesus Christ would return to Earth on October 22, 1844, but thousands were disappointed that when Jesus did not appear. The event was called “Great disappointment”.
Many people were angry with Miller and made fun with him, but Miller confronted the audience with a mistake:
“At that time we all thought that Jesus himself would come in. If we now claim that we have made no mistake, there will be no honest attitude … we should never be ashamed to admit that we made a mistake.”
4. Free us to us to reach our goals
Former US President Theodore Roosevelt says: “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.“
Fear of failure may prevent you from trying new things. Accepting his mistakes frees us to move towards our goals without limit.
5. Help us to understand our priorities
Harry Potter’s writer JK Rowling says he feels himself in all of a failure in the middle of his 20s.
Who would have believed that she could be a successful writer when his marriage at a young age was shattered and she tried to survive in poverty with his daughter?
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Harvard University in 2008, Rowling said:
“So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
6. At least we will have a memory and your will laugh later when you remember.
The most important feature of Shakespeare’s works such as “The Comedy of Errors” should be based on blunder and misunderstandings. So, if you look at a little distance, the mistakes can be very, very funny.
If you accidentally left with your pajamas in front of your house door in the morning and you can not get in, remember that you will soon laugh at it with laughter.