Take a look at this graphic:
I bet it took you just a few seconds to spot the mistake.
Our brains are wired to notice errors.
An elementary school teacher posted this on social media and his 3rd graders laughed at him for making the mistake. Then, he asked, “What about the nine answers that are correct?”
In our busy world, we tend to focus a lot of our energy on the mistakes that we made. This creates an “avoid errors” mindset. What we want to do is move towards achieving excellence rather than avoiding errors.
So, the next time you or someone around you makes a mistake, yes,of course acknowledge and learn from it, and focus on the great things, the successes, that you and the people around you are accomplishing.
I’m Jenni Jepsen with your Leadership Nudge
Let us know how it goes!