“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new,” said Albert Einstein. No one likes to make a mistake, but sometimes, a mistake can let you look at things in a new perspective. You understand about situations and learn how to deal with them in an entirely new way.
Here are some famous names who made mistakes in life, but took them in their stride and got the best deal out of it too.
Arianna Huffington Faced Heavy Criticism
Once the American news and opinion site HuffPost was live, its co-founder Arianna Huffington was heavily criticized in the media, with people calling the site trashy and comparing it to low rate websites all rolled into one. Years ago, publishers had also rejected her second book, and if you thought it was just one publisher, she was rejected by 36 publishers!
When Bill Gates Gave A Demo, And It Failed!
Before he became one of the most known names in the world, and before he actually came out with Microsoft, Bill Gates failed miserably as an entrepreneur, when he was giving a demo to a client along with his partner Paul Allen. The reason why the demo failed was because it was a device they had to show the client, but during the demo, it just did not work. While that was a disaster, Bill Gates felt that it was crucial in helping him prepare better and take care of possible flaws when he created the first product for Microsoft a few years later.
Neelanjana Gupta, a medical writer who has been in the industry for around a decade now, feels that “if it’s a big mistake that we made that can cost someone else their job, then it’s important that we own up to it and accept our fault. There is no shame to apologize for something you did, especially when it was not intentional. We’ve all made mistakes at one point or another, and if we own up to it, instead of trying to pass on the blame, our bosses will definitely understand that and appreciate our honesty. If it’s something small that is not going to have a big impact, try and correct it as best as you can and move on. Worrying too much about small mistakes can only cause unnecessary stress, which can affect your future work.”
Working in a competitive environment and rushing against deadlines can sometimes end up in you making a mistake. But as long as you are ready to learn from it and be better prepared for the future, don’t worry.