Learn From The Smartest Millionaire Minds in Business

How Learning From Mistakes Paves Your Road to Success

Learning from mistakes is easier when you have a growth mindset.

Your ability to learn and adapt is what sets you apart from people who fear change.

Massive success was not inherited by, nor handed on a silver platter to Trainer, Speaker, and Author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker. 

It took 12 years of ‘lessons’ for Harv to change the one thing he required to start making millions.

Harv's quotes about learning from your mistakes were forged in the fires of experience which became wisdom.

He didn't repeat his lessons once he learned them.

Let’s learn from Harv’s journey how learning from mistakes helped him achieve success and wealth.

The road to success is never straight. -T. Harv Eker

The general definition of “straight” is something without angles, curves, or bends. 

Does this definition apply to life? 

Hell no.  

There’s no such thing as “straight” in all the universe, but you don’t have to take Harv’s word for it, just look at your own life to know it’s true.

How Learning from Mistakes Works

At the very core of everything and everyone, there is energy.  

No energy travels straight, it moves in waves. 

Ever witnessed the ripples on the water's surface when you throw a pebble into a lake?

Once you’ve thrown your pebble, along comes another to do the same, and those two pebbles both cast ripples. 

Those ripples collide.   

The waves inevitably meet. 

That’s how it all works in this universe.

Take Control: Create Your Road To Success

Events and people collide constantly.

This movement designs new pathways, causing different situations, and ultimately actions. 

Life’s chaos makes it damn near impossible for anyone to continue a planned “straight” path, says Harv.  

While some individuals thrive on change and chaos, most people don’t. 

They become gloomy and frustrated, ready to give up because their impossible expectations are not being met.

Harv suggests that you accept it for what it is, because the road to success is filled with all manner of directional meanders and unexpected detours.  

Once we truly understand and accept it, unrealistic expectations of a ‘straight line to the top’ are less likely to delude us.  

This also means, Harv says, that we’re less likely to give up or become discouraged when we encounter obstacles and challenges along the way.  

Getting off track is normal and therefore “perfect”. -T. Harv Eker

The Ideal of Success and Perfectionism

What you can expect, Harv mentions, is to spend quite a bit of time making mistakes and then making corrections on your road to success. 

There’s a good reason why perfectionists find it hard to be highly successful. 

Perfectionism is a form of fear rooted in the fear of disapproval or failure.

If perfectionists can’t get something exactly right, then they feel they don’t have to follow through, finish, or move on. 

They get to remain stuck “until it’s right”, but obviously it will never ever be right, says Harv

Perfectionists don’t ever have to face the potential of disappointment or rejection.

Harv urges people to consider mistakes as “feedback” rather than events to avoid at all costs

Mistakes are our perfectly natural learning curve. They are the feedback we need to get ourselves back on track. -T. Harv Eker

Take Action

We know what to do here in order to maintain course onward and upward, don’t we?

Take action!

The outcome of these actions might produce more mistakes, Harv admits, but that feedback is essential to help us correct our course and take more action.  

Such is the non-linear sequence toward success. 

Make use of this cycle, persevere and you’ll realize this way, it’s pretty much impossible to fail.

After all, Harv argues that the experience will serve you well once you decide to start a business based on your passion and purpose!

Remember, we’re all ripples in the lake of the universe. You never know how a comment, observation, or shared experience can change the course of your life or another person’s life! -T. Harv Eker

Conclusion: Fall 3 Times, Get Up 4

Take stock of the paths you’ve taken (and well done if you’ve tried different ways) - consider what happened when you were faced with odds beyond your control.  

What did you learn and how did it serve you? 

Did you progress or give up? 

And if given the opportunity to do it over now, what would you do differently? 

Mistakes teach us what doesn’t work if we are willing to learn. 

The only way to turn a weakness into a strength is to see it for what it is and use the power of the lessons we've learned from our mistakes to our advantage.

And while we’re doing that, we might as well respect the other ripples we encounter for where they are on their learning curve when we meet.

Don't delay in implementing the improvements you've learned are required to achieve the success you desire.

Learn to embrace mistakes so you can move forward with self-confidence.

Consider how much further you can go if you prioritize the practice of overcoming procrastination diligently.


Frequently Asked Questions About Learning from Mistakes

Has your Mind ever wondered...

Why learning from mistakes is important?

Mistakes are a perfectly natural learning curve. 

They are the feedback we need to get ourselves back on track and without opportunities to learn from, there is no growth.

What lessons do mistakes teach us?

Mistakes are a great wake-up call to what circumstances truly are in the moment, pointing out what must change in order for us to improve, revealing an oversight or unknown variable that could be a game changer in business and also in your personal life.

They are often clear indications of what truly matters to us and betray what values we have at the core.

Learning more about ourselves and others through growing beyond what we know is vital to expansion and development. 

How effective is learning from mistakes?

There’s a good reason why perfectionists find it hard to be highly successful. 

Perfectionism is a form of fear rooted in the fear of disapproval or failure.

If perfectionists can’t get something exactly right, then they feel they don’t have to follow through, finish, or move on to take action.

Of course, if you're a seasoned perfectionist, it may take some time to adjust the habit of 'expecting perfection', and will have to learn how to stop being afraid to say no to this unrealistic ideal, and start appreciating the fact that 'ONE step in the right direction is worth 100 years of thinking about it'.

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