Learning from mistakes

Here at Cortexa we are in the “learning game” so we continually review our content, our approach and our results. Of course, we look for proof of our success but more importantly we take time to scrutinise the areas that could have gone better. We think that everybody makes mistakes, it’s a natural part of being human, however, recognising and addressing them positively is the key to increased success.

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So, if we all make mistakes, why does it keep happening? Are there positives to be had if we review and embrace them?
Many people repeat mistakes from force of habit. They get stuck in patterns of behaviour which become the norm. It isn’t that they can’t see themselves doing it, it’s just that they believe that this time things will be different. At its most extreme those repeating their mistakes console themselves with the belief that their failure is the fault of others or circumstance. They either won’t take another approach or lack the skills or knowledge to do so.
In our business of creating e-Learning courses we can also fall into patterns of taking the same approach. We have processes that have worked successfully in the past and data to prove to clients that we are right. However successful repetition can create complacency. So, we are not likely to make major mistakes, but we do need to guard against continually diminishing results. Failure can sneak up when least expected.
At Cortexa we are always looking for ways to evolve. We foster alternative views both within our teams and from engagement with our customers. We look to remain flexible and are happy to be challenged and to adopt new ways of working.
As advocates of continual learning development, we strive to practise what we preach. We take every training opportunity that presents itself and we avoid looking for advice that merely endorses our current methodology.
So, in essence, we would propose that we all embrace our mistakes. We should recognise them as pathways to improvement and look for the opportunities they provide. If someone knows about a subject or provides an alternative perspective, then let it guide and inform you. By using an open mind you’ll never fear failure again. Instead you can embrace change, learn new things and make more friends. Today’s mistakes are tomorrow’s successes.

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