What is the difference between a mistake or regret and a learning experience?
It’s All About Perspective
When we see mistakes as learning experiences, regret transforms from a painful emotion into a motivating one. As children, we frequently made mistakes and learned from them. Learning to crawl and walk was trial and error, and every error was a lesson about the world and ourselves. As adults, though, we’ve forgotten how to fail. Failure terrifies us. To regain the joy and usefulness of making mistakes, we need to look back on our biggest ones and see how they shaped us.