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How to Turn Your Mistakes Into Opportunities

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Anyone with small children in their lives knows the struggle of trying to explain that everyone makes mistakes. We elaborate as much as we can by telling these young, impressionable minds that mistakes are normal; they’re natural and help us learn and grow. But why, then, are we so quick to turn about and berate ourselves for every self-inflicted mishap we encounter? Perhaps we feel we’re too old to be making such mistakes in our personal and professional lives. Or maybe we simply find it too difficult to practice what we preach. Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to remind yourself that when one door closes, another opens even if we are the ones who must pry the new door open ourselves.

Your mistakes will teach you far more than any textbook can, as it’s more often than not we must experience what we’ve studied in order to gain any value from it. For example, you may have spent months studying digital marketing in a classroom only to land that first marketing role and realize you have no idea what you’re doing. You watched an instructor show you how to do everything from organizing a drip campaign to targeting the right audience for your PPC campaigns, but that doesn’t mean you can expertly handle every wrench thrown in the works. You’re bound to make mistakes in any professional role, just as you are in your personal life.

Related: Why You Must Embrace Failure to Succeed in Business

Mistakes are human nature. Instead of taking the L to heart, keep moving........

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