“No matter how much you anticipate, do your homework, and prepare, prepare, prepare, one thing is certain: When you are taking risks, learning a new skill, trying something new, entering a new situation, developing a new idea, testing creative solutions, or challenging yourself in any situation . . . you will make mistakes!”
Ain’t that the truth!
As the G2N collective continues to grow, we have to leave our comfort zone and move to the next step. And by G2N, I mean myself and my husband. See, my Going2Natural team members believe in us and in the vision, or they wouldn’t dedicate their time and become so invested. They are ready to take that next step. It’s harder for me, however, and sometimes just down right scary. The reality of the situation is: we have people depending on us and when we make a mistake it no longer affects just us, but everyone around us. That is damn nerve-racking! But the flip side is that if we don’t keep challenging ourselves and push to the next level, our business will not succeed or evolve.
One thing you can count on is that you will make mistakes. But those mistakes will bring positive growth and change. “Nobody learns to walk without falling,”(Kriegal, Patler). Trial by error is really the only way a true entrepreneur learns the ropes. Yes, experience helps, along with education and preparation, but learning from an oversight means that your dream is starting to manifest into a reality. It means you’re brave enough to take the next step, which is an important factor when building your business.
Some oversights will cause more tension than others, and the key is to be prepared and as knowledgeable as possible before you make business decisions. Laying the ground work will definitely help you avoid a lot of mishaps, but at the same time, you need to be able to forgive yourself when something goes wrong and make sure to analyze how the problem occurred in order to learn from it.
No matter how much you try to avoid it, you need to accept that missteps are going to happen. The most important thing is to pinpoint what you did wrong and improve your method for the next time around. That’s the key to turning failure into success. So be invested in your mistakes. Learn from them. Embrace the journey and everything that comes along with it.
Jantsch, John. “10 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out.” Business Know-how. N.p., n.d. Web.