Do you sometimes feel as though you make mistakes that begin to multiply on you? Starting with one mistake, you may get flustered and then you make another, and from there it builds. To stay on track and not make these mistakes, you must understand that no one is perfect. Everyone has days where it seems like nothing is going right.
If you do make a mistake it is important to keep focused. Keep in mind that it’s not what you do before you make the mistake; it is what you do in response to the mistake that will keep you on track. Here are a few things from your friends at Dale Carnegie Training Benelux that you can do to stay focused:
Brush it off — No one is perfect. Once in awhile everyone makes mistakes, it’s going to happen. Don’t spend time worrying about it, cooperate with the inevitable and focus on what you are doing.
Don’t fuss about trifles — Forget the small stuff. If you let go of the smaller mistakes you’ll be more focused and catch the larger ones before they happen.
Don’t worry about the past — Shake off your mistakes and move on. Forget about what happened, no matter how silly or embarrassing. By letting go of the past it will help you focus on your current task.
Profit from your mistakes — So you’ve made a mistake. Now figure out why you made the mistake, make a note and move on. Making even a mental note will help remind you to be more careful next time the situation comes up.
Rest before you get tired — Many times silly mistakes are made simply because you are tired. Make sure that you get enough sleep. You will find that when you are refreshed you will make fewer mistakes.