Some people think that we can leam good lessons from past mistakes while others say that we can leam nothing. What is your opinion about this?
Learning from Mistakes
We all make mistakes which are inevitable1
. What is worse is failure to con2
own mistakes. While making mistakes is good, repeating mistakes is definitely not. Apart from correcting your own mistakes, we should learn from the mistakes.
You can only learn from a mistake after you admit you have made one. As soon as you start blaming other people, you distance yourself from any possible lesson that could be leamed from it. But if you courageously3
stand up and honestly say "This is my mistake and I am responsible", the possibilities for leaming will move towards you. Admission of a mistake, even if only privately4
to yourself, makes leaming possible by moving the focus away from blaming yourself and towards understanding. Wise people admit their mistakes easily. They know progress accelerates when they do. On the other hand, for many reasons admitting mistakes is difficult. This is why some people consider that they can leam nothing from mistakes, We are taught in school, in our families, or at work to feel guilty about failure and to do whatever we can to avoid mistakes. This sense of shame combined with the inevitability5
of setbacks when attempting difficult things explains why many people give up on heir goals: they are not prepared for the mistakes and failures they will face on their way to what they want.
In conclusion, we can and should leam good lessons from past mistakes in order to be more successful in our private and public lives. (251 words)
1.Sometimes the best way to learn anything is to start out by making mistakes.
2.The more mistakes a person makes,the more they will have learned and the greater chance they will have of succeeding on their next try.
3.The key, however, is to leam from your mistakes and never make the same mistake twice. Thomas Edison would have never invented the light bulb if he had not taken this principle to heart.