Mistakes Successful Women Try Not To Make Twice

September 28, 2016  |  
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Life is about lessons. The wrong man comes into our life to teach us how to appreciate the right one. A bad boss can wake us up to the fact that we may not be at the right job or even in the right career. The key is learning from all of the ups and downs.

We recently read that very successful people actually look forward to mistakes because they are some of the best teachers. That’s because successful people have a growth mindset when it comes to missteps in their career: instead of seeing them as a reason to quit or second-guess themselves, they see them as a learning opportunity to get better.

For those of us with quite a few mistakes we’re still struggling to move past, this can be great news. Check out ways to turn errors into success and not make certain missteps a second time.

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Going Back to What’s Broken

That includes the ex that hurt you, the career that didn’t work out or the diet that made you regain the weight. Success is all about moving forward without wasting time on u-turns.

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Doing What’s Not “You”

We’ve all tried a career that doesn’t play to our personal strengths, or dated someone we knew wasn’t a good fit. But successful women say that truly knowing yourself means making decisions based on your strengths, loves and passions that are much less likely to end up being mistakes.

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Trying to Change Someone

There’s nothing wrong with giving one good effort to try to make someone see the right way or do better. After that, it’s up to them to live the consequences, and up to you to move on.

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Putting Other People’s Priorities Before Your Own

We’ve all been run ragged by a user from time to time. But when you take care of the needs of your house first, you can put yourself in a better position to help others with an open heart.

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Choosing Pleasure Now Over Gains Later

Actress and comedian Kristen Wiig once said that she got where she is today by asking herself, “Is this going to make me feel proud of myself at the end of the day?” before every major decision. Too many of us want fast results instead of thinking about what could be best for us in the long run.

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Believing in Perfection

We’ve all been fooled by someone who looked flawless on paper only to realize that no one is perfect (and that anyone claiming to be should be looked at very closely).

Some of the world’s most successful people got where they are because they learned to work with their flaws — not because they were born without any.

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Losing Focus

Winding up where you didn’t want to be is a hard teacher with one lesson: keep your eyes on the prize. Ask yourself if the decisions you’re making are getting you where you want eventually want to be and you can’t go wrong.

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Making Decisions Without a Budget in Mind

Knowing everything about your finances is the best way to grow them (and avoid finding yourself with big dreams and no means to fund them).

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Skipping the Research

From trying a new eyebrow shop without reading the Yelp reviews first to giving your heart to a man without finding out more about him, do your homework.

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Feeling Like a Victim

Life can only have villains if you agree to play along as a victim. You can’t control what other people do, but you can control how you respond to their shenanigans.

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Ignoring a Problem

Tackling a problem head on instead of hiding from it is the only way to keep it from coming back later bigger and stronger.

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Going It Alone

We all like feeling like Superwoman from time to time, but why waste time making mistakes that people who’ve been down that road before can warn you about and help you with? Before you make any big changes when it comes to your direction in life, it pays to talk to others who have been in your situation.

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Taking Bad Advice

Some people speak with confidence and mean well, but that doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing. Once someone has given you one really bad piece of advice, it’s time to look for someone else to go to for help.

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Putting It off Until Tomorrow

Always do it today if there’s room in your schedule. Time flies faster than you think. Spin your wheels for too long and you may find yourself stuck for longer than you planned.

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