What if you make a mistake?

The better question is what if you don’t make a mistake?

“I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” John Wooden

4 ways to become a good mistake maker.

  1. Don’t act like you know more than you know.  This makes making mistakes easier.
  2. Celebrate your successes AND your mistakes.  This freaks people out and that’s always fun.
  3. After owning  a mistake begin the next sentence, “Next time …”
  4. Maintain momentum and enthusiasm even when you fail.

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”-Winston Churchill

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

What suggestions can you make that help us become good mistake makers?

Leadership Freak,

Dan Rockwell