Embracing mistakes

Coach Growth

Using your learning edge

Part 4 – Embracing mistakes

Jeff Mitchell – Community Sport Advisor – Sport Auckland

Working at your learning edge is messy. As you are working outside of your comfort zone you will probably be making a lot of mistakes. The key to learning from mistakes is how you respond to them. Having the right mindset and following a process for learning from your mistakes will enable you to grow from them, pushing your learning edge further out and increasing your ability to coach effectively. In this article we examine mistakes and their role in the learning process.

What are mistakes?

A mistake is something that prevents you from achieving an outcome, thereby causing you to fail. They are often due to a lack of knowledge or the inability to (consistently) perform a required skill. Mistakes may come about through using the wrong plan to achieve an outcome…

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