Most people hate making mistakes. To better understand what a mistake means, just separate the word into miss-take. It suggests that you had a choice but picked the one that didn’t work out as you had hoped it would. As we all know, if you take an object and find out that it is damaged, flawed, overripe, or the wrong kind, you put it back.
As we know, there is no such thing as an honest mistake. That would be like saying you made a correct error. So as one well-known motivational speaker said: “Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.”1 So the next time you think or are accused of making a mistake, just say to yourself or to the accuser, it’s all part of your education. – Dr. Robert R Seyda
1 Complete Speaker’s and Toastmaster’s Library By Jacob Morton Braude, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall 1965, Pg. 49