Benefits of habit “Intentionally make a mistake”

✓ Reduces stress of failure
✓ Helps make improvements in daily routine
✓ Reduces anxiety
✓ Helps improve self-esteem

First step:

1 mistake this week


1. Today, intentionally make a mistake in your daily work or other routine. Do this once this week.
2. Next week, make two mistakes. Solve them after discovery.
3. Keep increasing until you’re comfortable with making and correcting mistakes.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. If you already have a clearly defined work or life routine, pick a time when you will be making and then taking care of mistakes. If not, rather pick the best opportunity to do so.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a note in a visible place reminding you that you’re learning to accept mistakes and not be afraid of them.
✓ Let the app help. The reminder function of this app will encourage you to keep going and make sure you don’t forget it.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month of successfully making and fixing mistakes, reward yourself by altruistically helping others fix their mistakes. Best reward is to use the habit you formed and help others with it.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Take notes. The mistakes you intentionally make should not be something that ruins your career or progress on your projects. Still, in order to not forget them, make small notes just in case.
✓ Don’t be afraid. Every time you have the urge to immediately fix everything, don’t give in. Remember that you are not expected to be perfect and you shouldn’t put such pressure on yourself.
✓ Apology. When your client or colleague discovers that small mistake you made, don’t panic. Calmly apologize, thank them for noting the mistake and fix it. World will not end with someone’s criticism.