This week was my first week of my Digital Marketing Apprenticeship and I am so thrilled with the progress I have made already. Just five working days and I feel like I have accomplished so much.
I won’t give too much away about it yet because I have plans to do a proper post on that very soon, but for now, I will leave you with the fact that I am completely overjoyed and doing something I actually really enjoy.
That’s what life should be about. Sure you should work hard, but you should do so in an environment that makes you happy and because it is what you really want to do. You should never feel pushed to do something which makes you unhappy, it will only cause distress in the long run.
Being happy should be your main priority!
Anyway, what I wanted to talk to you about was the most IMPORTANT lesson I have learned (apart from what I just mentioned above) which has helped me to reach the point that I am at now.
Do you want to know what it is?
Yeah? Of course you do!
One simple thing you can do, which I have taken on board a lot myself recently, which, although at first may seem difficult to comprehend, actually gives you the best chance to take a positive step forward. I would even go as far as to say it is probably one of the greatest and most beneficial things you can do to begin to get better in yourself.
Drum roll please!
My one important lesson is:
IT’S PERFECTLY OK TO MAKE MISTAKES!
This one thing can totally change your perception of well, just about anything. It doesn’t matter what you do or in what way you incorporate this into your life, it is extremely relevant.
I used to see any mistake I made as being the most disastrous thing in the world.
I used to beat myself up over it, and dwell on the sheer embarrassment it made me feel. It made me feel weak and worthless and I know a lot of you feel that way too currently.
Believe it or not though, I found a positive side!
Without mistakes, how would we possibly learn?
It’s those minor happy accidents that make us see what we can do the next time to improve and to get a different outcome.
The problem is, we see them as much more of a problem than they are. We have to accept that we are human. Mistakes are completely inevitable. We can’t stop them from happening. They will continually happen. All you can do, is keep smiling and know that it’s those moments that make you the person you are, and show just how much strength you actually have.
Look at every Mistake as an opportunity. Another chance to get something right.
Want an example?
This isn’t the first blog I ran. It wasn’t even my second. But each one was a learning experience, something I looked at, and even though at times I wanted to give up, I pushed myself through regardless. Overtime I taught myself all of these little tips and tricks to the point that I have managed to reach over 25,000+ page views, over 1250+ Blog followers and now, being in a job which involves blog writing.
See? A mistake may leave you feeling down, but it’s the way you take it that defines who you are.
To reiterate my point: IT’S PERFECTLY OK TO MAKE MISTAKES!