Do you want to make fewer mistakes?

Do you want to make fewer mistakes?  The simple answer is to not be afraid to make a mistake.

The more mistakes you make, the more you learn.
The more you learn, the more options you’ll have.
The more options you have, the better decisions you’ll make.
The better decisions you make, the more productive you’ll become. (more…)

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Should you explain yourself?

Should you explain yourself when things don’t go well, or when you make a mistake? Should you explain the decisions you make? The answer to these questions depends on the situation. Do you need to clarify what you’ve said or done? Is it necessary to defend yourself? What do you want to do?

At first thought, the need to explain myself sends shivers down my spine. To me, it means I’ve made a mistake, and I now have to come up with reasons why I made it. Feelings of inferiority and shame come to mind. Low self-esteem is behind these feelings. It’s always bothered me that I feel this way, but sometimes you find inspiration in the most unexpected places. (more…)

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What’s The Worst Criticism Of All?

It’s bad enough when other people criticize us, but what is the worst kind of criticism that has the most long lasting impact on us?

Pascal Woudenberg made an interesting point on The Highly Sensitive Person Publishing Company Facebook page. He said… “There is one thing I have noticed about myself, the less I judge myself, the less I can be judged. Which makes me think that others can’t make us feel judged, it is us who judge our selves.” (more…)

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