Lou Ludwig Success Tips: September 2016

Turning a Mistake . . . . Into an Opportunity

 

Turning a Mistake . . . . Into an Opportunity

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,

smart enough to profit from them, and

strong enough to correct them.”

John C. Maxwell, Leadership Expert, Speaker

 and Author

   

 

As I see it. . . . . . . .

Turning a mistake into an opportunity

 

Mistakes by their nature are misunderstood . . . . and can become the source of massive stress in a person’s life. A mistake can derail one person’s success journey . . . . and propel another person to greater heights.

 

The difference between the two is a person’s perception of mistakes . . . . and how they respond to them.

 

There is an old saying that the only people that are longer making mistakes are those in the cemetery . . . . and in reality the statement isn’t true. The person that fears making a mistake . . . . and doesn’t extend themselves to try is essentially making a mistake. They have made the mistake of failing to try . . . . or to engage life to reach their full potential out of the fear of making a mistake.

 

The fact is that . . . . people will make mistakes. Anyone who’s working hard to succeed will make mistakes . . . . as a result of stretching their limits to succeed. No productive person will purposely sets out to make a mistake . . . . the mistakes happen as a bi-product of stretching themselves to succeed at a greater level.

 

Five steps that can turn a mistake into an opportunity:

 

1.  Admit the mistake  . . . . Don’t make excuses . . . . and don’t try to blame someone . . . . or your circumstances for the mistake. Take the personal responsibility for the mistake and for finding the solution.  Once you admit the mistake . . . .  Your time becomes more productive in seeking the solution . . . . by not wasting your time participating in the blame game. Admitting the mistake takes courage . . .  . and will move you in the direction of a successful resolution.

 

  1.  It in the attitude  . . . . Your attitude will determine how you see the mistake . . . . and how you approach the condition. Look at the mistake through the eyes of what is possible . . . . and you will not only see the solution you will also see the opportunity.

 

  1.      Resolve the mistake . . . . Mistakes need to be resolved. The longer a mistake goes unattended the more damage it can do. Unattended mistakes have a life of their own . . . . and can grow out of control. When a mistake occurs make the commitment to resolve the issue as quickly as possible . . . . with the best solution possible.   

 

4. Learn from the mistake . . . . With a mistake comes a life lesson. Learn how to avoid the mistake in the future. Take the positive lessons from the mistakes . . . . and learn how to apply them in the future to enhance your success journey. The greatest lesson from a mistake is to have an open mind . . . . and to be receptive to learning . . . . and growing as a person.

 

  1.      Turn the mistake in an opportunity . . . . A mistake is a condition that can be used as a spring board to opportunity. In many cases when people are faced with dealing with a  . . . . .  they withdraw from the condition that in itself compounds the mistakes. Your attitude will determine how you deal with a mistake.

 

With a possibility attitude you will see the mistake as a springboard to opportunity. Not only will you successfully work your way through the mistake . . . . When you emerge from the mistake you will have found the opportunity.

 

The five steps to turn a mistake into an opportunity is a systematic approach to successfully work your way through a mistake . . . . and to find the opportunity in the process.

 

Turning a mistake . . . . into an opportunity . . . . is a proactive business choice.

 

©2016 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

 

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