1. Attitudes toward mistakes

IRATIONAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS MISTAKES:

  • Mistakes cannot be tolerated. If I am really tough, I will never make mistakes
  • If I punish myself for making mistakes, it will prevent me from making them again
  • If I do not get upset with myself, I’ll just keep right on making inexcusable mistakes.
  • Winners don’t make mistakes
  • To be a winner one must be perfectly competent and adequate.

 

PROPER ATTITUDES TOWARDS MISTAKES:

  • I understand that mistakes are a necessary part of learning anything well. No mistakes, no learning.
  • Mistakes, simply represent feedback. If I become upset, I cannot listen or adjust – I am bound to repeat.
  • Patience and persistence produce positive performance.