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Topic: What we love

What we love in October 2018 - bouncing back from making mistakes

Just the word, ‘mistake’ can strike fear in many people’s minds, but it really shouldn’t.

Making mistakes is a normal part of life and can offer the opportunity to learn and become better.

Don’t let the fear of making mistakes prevent you from trying anything new or moving out of your comfort zone.

Here’s some things we love on how making mistakes can actually be brilliant – for many different reasons. 


 
 
History’s greatest blunders
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Mistakes seem to make the world go around whether we like it or not! Here's a rundown of some of the world's largest gaffes – it’ll certainly make you realise most of your mistakes probably aren’t that bad!


Marvellous mistakes!
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Some of the greatest inventions and solutions are based on mistakes. These 11 mistakes that turned out very well include the invention of pacemakers, Penicillin and chocolate chip cookies! Similarly, these nine brilliant inventions just prove that mistakes can turn out very well indeed.
 
And have you ever wondered how WD 40 got its name? Because it took 40 attempts to get the formula right! 


Learn from the best mistake makers!
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These talks provide plenty of inspiration when it comes to learning from mistakes and turning negatives into positives. Here Richard Branson talks about his biggest failure, and Sir James Dyson, founder and chief engineer of Dyson, talks about the importance of making mistakes and how they aid the learning process. 


Turning failure into success
This episode of the Tim Ferris Show discusses coping with frustrations and roadblocks and learning how to turn failure into success.

Aside from Tim’s own take on the topic, the episode includes conversations with: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Malcolm Gladwell; Bryan Johnson; A.J. Jacobs; and Shep Gordon. Well worth a listen!


 
We hope you've enjoyed this month's round-up of things we've loved. Do get in touch with your tips and tales on how you deal with making mistakes.
 
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Jennifer Clair Robson

Jennifer Clair Robson

Writing for Warp It because climate change, sustainability and the environment are issues close to my heart.

Topics: What we love
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