That's pretty difficult to follow through with.
We all make mistakes. And we all beat ourselves up. And we all think everyone took extensive notes, photos and video of your mistake and pull them up on their phones every night before they go to bed, laughing and shaking their heads at you. (No? No one else thinks that? Oh. Never mind)
The good news is, we all can recover. And we all can get better.
This article has one amazingly great tip to help you acknowledge, work through and learn from your mistakes: Make a mistake list. Here's how it works.
The D'oh List! Limiting and Learning From Your Mistakes
- Thorin's List of Troublesome Words: As mentioned above, this is where I write down my common grammar mistakes, misuse, and other writing-related things.
- Work D'oh's: Here I'll dump ideas that didn't seem to go anywhere, failed post ideas, times I should have asked for help, and any workflow related issues I run into.
- Project D'oh's: This is my failure bin for various DIY projects. It includes mistakes from projects—usually regarding my misuse of power tools or materials.
- Life D'oh's: These are the general d'oh's, ranging from getting lost when blindly following GPS directions to considerably stupider things I won't bore you with. I'll also toss in embarrassing moments in public so I can look back and see why I was embarrassed.
- Delayed Response File: You know those moments, fifteen minutes after you have a conversation, where you come up with a better response to something someone said? I put those responses here.