7 Reasons Why Not Making Mistakes Is The Biggest Mistake

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Albert Einstein

The Biggest Mistake Anyone Can Make

The FEAR of being nothing, achieving nothing and becoming nothing should be way bigger than the fear of making mistakes.

7 Reasons Why Not Making Mistakes Is The Biggest Mistake

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw

1. Mistakes help you discover who you truly are.

With every mistake that we make we discover more and more about ourselves, about who we are, about our limits, about our capabilities, about what we can and cannot do. They help us be more compassionate and more tolerant with ourselves and others.

“There is a power inside every human against which no earthly force is of the slightest consequence.” ~Neville Goddard

2. Mistakes teach you valuable life lessons.

By making mistakes you will, in fact, learn valuable life lessons and you will become a happy learner. There is so much we can all learn from our mistakes, and the moment we see them as lessons rather than mistakes, we will no longer have this crazy fear of encountering them along the journey.

“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” ~ Al Franken

3. Mistakes teach you how to forgive.

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One of the greatest lessons you will learn from making mistakes is forgiveness. With every mistake that you’ll make, you will learn how important it is to forgive yourself and many of the people around you. You will understand that you are not perfect and that perfection doesn’t really exist, only our intentions of doing our best. And who wants to be perfect anyway? Perfection leaves no room for improvement.

“The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.” Steve Maraboli

4. Mistakes help you let go of fear.

NOT MAKING MISTAKES – isn’t that actually the biggest mistake you could ever make? Life isn’t about avoiding mistakes but rather embracing the idea that mistakes will come your way and be willing to learn from these mistakes. Let go of your fears and allow yourself to really experience life.

There are some people who live 70 years, and there some people who live one year 70 times, repeating what they’re doing over and over in the name of the gold watch or whatever. ~ Wayne Dyer

5. Mistakes teach you how to live a life without regrets.

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Believe it or not, if you play it safe you will have more and more regrets about the things you did not do rather than the things you did do, you will regret not making more mistakes. Personally, whenever I hesitate to do something because of the fear of making mistakes, I imagine myself on my deathbed ( I know, a bit too crazy but it works ) looking back at my life on what I achieved. By doing so I realize that if I don’t take action NOW, I will have regrets.

“I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.” ~ Brittany Renée

6. Mistakes help you grow and evolve.

If you don’t make mistakes how can you expect to GROW and to EVOLVE as a human being? How many of us get stuck because they allow the fear of making mistakes to paralyze them? How can we expect to learn anything new if we don’t allow ourselves to make mistakes?

“What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!” ~  Alfred Adler

7. Mistakes teach you how to be happy.

You gain confidence, courage, and experience every time you make a new mistake in a very narrow field and in time you will get better and better at the things you love to do. Remember Thomas Edison? He failed more than 10,000 times while working on the light bulb and in the end, he succeeded.

When you know exactly what you want and when you are able to see this something in your mind’s eye, nothing can stop you from moving forward, nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams and allowing happiness to enter into your life.

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan

Believe it or not, you will not make all the mistakes you expect to make, and when you do make mistakes, the sky will not fall down and the whole world will not stop from doing whatever it is doing just so it can laugh at you.


Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita is the Founder and Editor in Chief of PurposeFairy.com and also the author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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  • Phillip

    at 10:51 am

    I love this site. I come here everyday and it really helps me to focus on the important stuff. This particular entry reminds me of what i told my son, the baseball player, once: Kid, we all make mistakes. That’s a given. What you, we, have to try to do is to outhit our errors.

  • Alanna Jane

    at 6:51 am

    One of my fave posts. Thank you!

  • grace glenn

    at 10:15 am

    thanks you so very much,very inspiring..Hope to learn soon.

  • Maureen

    at 7:00 am

    thankyou! so true and about time i did something new!

  • Jeanmarie

    at 2:37 am

    Very inspirational! I’ve been enjoying the titles to your blogposts as they come in my email, usually not finding the time to click through, but I’m glad I did today. Thank you.

  • Brenda Marroy

    at 9:17 pm

    We can sure miss a lot of life if we cower in the corner for fear of making a mistake. A big part of what I’ve learned in life has been learned through making mistakes.

  • Jenny

    at 7:48 pm

    Thank you for writing such an inspiring post! I remember reading once that an “expert” is by definition someone profoundly humble because we can only become an expert after making mistakes & learning from them. May we all become experts in our passions with no fear of falling down! ♥

  • Jeanne Butler

    at 6:28 pm

    “Believe it or not, you will not make all the mistakes you expect to make, and when you do make mistakes, the sky will not fall down and the whole world will not stop from doing whatever it is doing just so it can laugh at you.” – Purpose Fairy

    I can see this quote referenced in an inspirational article by a future writer. Thank you for sharing your insights with us.

  • Barbara

    at 6:25 am

    Love your blog. Refreshing to read as you bring fresh insight to familiar thoughts and blend together for great uplifting message.

  • Tasha

    at 4:37 am

    I LOVE this! There is nothing more important to learn than that we are all imperfect and make mistakes. Compassion, empathy, forgiveness, tenacity, reliability, perseverance – these are all things that we learn through making mistakes. Thanks for sharing x

  • Camila

    at 4:59 pm

    Beautiful post… love it!!
    greetings from Chile

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