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You've Made A Mistake. Now What?

Get Back out there

Try to get back and rebuild your confidence, by focusing on the future, with a resilient attitude.
Perseverance is the key to getting back in the game.




Let Your Passion For the Position Shine Through
Let Your Passion For the Position Shine Through
  1. Know What You Really Want: Most interviewers can see if your only goal is hierarchical or financial. Know why this job matters to you and be able to articulate your reasoning well.
  2. ...
One common interviewing mistake...

... is to show you don't have a preference for the position you’re applying to. It’s good to say you will apply yourself to whatever you do, but to act as if any position is a great job looks desperate.

Learning from mistakes

You can only learn from a mistake after you admit you've made it.

Don't start blaming other people (or the universe) for the things that go wrong, because you distance yourself from an...

How we perceive failure

We see mistakes and failure as shameful things. And we usually identify with them:

If I fail a test, then I am a failure. If I make a mistake then I am a mistake.

Learning from mistakes

It requires three things:

  • Putting yourself in situations where you can make interesting mistakes.
  • Having the self-confidence to admit to them.
  • Being courageous about making changes.
Consistency and perfection

We make the mistake of believing that sticking to good habits is an all-or-nothing game. For example: we assume that if we slip up on our diet, then we have ruined the whole thing.


The second mistake

When it comes to building good habits and breaking bad habits, individual mistakes don't matter in the long-run; it's the second mistake that is far more important.

One mistake is just an outlier. Two mistakes represent the beginning of a pattern.

How to get back on track
  • Put all of your energy toward starting the positive desired behavior.
  • Take motivation out of the equation and set a schedule for your behavior.
  • Eliminate the things that take you off track. Some emergencies can’t be avoided, but there are many daily distractions that can be eliminated.