Today, I discovered something that I think is quite interesting and worth sharing.
When smart people make mistakes, the way they handle it is in such a way that it doesn’t seem like it’s a real mistake! It’s almost like it’s just another step in the process. In life, we all make mistakes, even thoughs that are considered the brilliant ones.
When normal people make mistakes, they fill like they are broken or did something bad. They really didn’t, but they feel like they are lesser in some way than the rest of the crowd.
But today, I worked with people who are very brilliant and when they make mistakes, they don’t feel the same way. Instead they blow it off like it was nothing and keep going on as normal, without even flinching. Even after making mistake after mistake, they kept on their path. Their persistence is very impressive.
So what caused the average person to think so differently about their mistakes? Is it the way that they were raised? Perhaps it was an intellectual bully or even a cruel teacher that may have ridiculed them while they were growing up. Or could it be that they learned such behavior from the movies, TV or even radio show…
So how do we correct this behavior to have a more productive and pleasant life?
I don’t think it’s an easy thing to overcome, but perhaps if we start out small, perhaps trying to learn something new everyday or once a week. Later try to develep a skill or hobby. The goal is to keep growing, even in the face of mistakes…