Mistakes are Opportunities | Daily Hustle
Mistakes are not career-breaking. They can be career-making if you play them right. Wall Street trailblazer Carla Harris tells you how.
CARLA HARRIS: Today I want to talk about getting sidetracked after making a mistake. So many people have asked me, what happens when you make a mistake. Because they assume it's now a career-limiting mistake.
But there are three things you should do if you make a mistake at work. Number one, own the mistake. Make sure that you are clear that you are the one that made the mistake, and that you also learned a few lessons from that.
Number two, you should own the narrative. Never let anybody else tell your story. When you've made a mistake, it is your job to socialize the fact that you made the mistake. But more importantly, tell people what you learned from that mistake.
Every experience will give you one or two things. It will give you the blessing or the lesson. You'll either now know how to do it better, or you'll know exactly what you did wrong.
And the third thing is to make sure that you look for an assignment that will allow you to apply the lesson that you have learned. So that you can really solidify the fact that you, in fact, learned something, and it was worth making that mistake.
I'm Carla Harris, and I'll see you next time on Daily Hustle.