We all make mistakes in life – we’re only human after all…
But yet so many people just getting started in business are constantly afraid of making these mistakes – so much so, that it actually paralyzes them from taking action and getting any positive results.
Whether those mistakes are in our personal life, relationships, finances, business or anything else – all of us have made and will continue to make mistakes.
But the important thing is to learn from each experience, and use it to your advantage in the future.
For example, most marketers nowadays usually rush their email broadcasts and forget to check their links.
This means they end up sending hundreds of people to a 404 Error page, which looks unprofessional to say the least.
However, the better marketers amongst them will send a follow-up email immediately after they’re aware of the problem and explain what happened, not forgetting to let them know the correct link they should use instead.
But as with this example, most mistakes thankfully are not life threatening.
We may feel stupid, embarrassed or angry on realizing our error – but life goes on.
Get over it! Everybody else will.
In fact, there are two main reasons for mistakes:
- Lack of knowledge, and
- Lack of concentration
… And both of these can be fixed by either learning more about the issue, or increasing your concentration for future tasks to prevent the same mistake happening again in future.
Oh – and if you think this doesn’t apply to you, everybody – without exception – makes a mistake in their business sooner or later.
From my experience, obviously depending on the size of the mistake, often the majority of other people don’t even notice.
But if they do, admit it, explain what went wrong and how you have rectified the situation. Many people will be grateful for the advice and will actually respect you even more for your honesty.
Finally, I’d like to leave you with this important quote…
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually afraid you will make one.”
- Elbert Hubbard
So if you have made a mistake in your business, it’s completely fine. Everyone makes mistakes. Just be sure to learn from it to become more awesome in the future.
And if you haven’t made a mistake in business, maybe you’re not trying hard enough!
Nothing will ever be perfect, and if you need someone’s “permission” to get started and make some mistakes – you have my permission.
So get started right now and take massive action 🙂
- James Francis
P.S. Have you ever made a huge mistake in your online venture? Let us know in the comments section below!