How to avoid making the same mistakes over and over?
Updated: Nov 18
We are creatures of habit, and let's face it, we yearn for perfection. However, perfection is somewhat overrated, and we must shift our mindset to not eliminating every mistake we encounter, yet we must aim to improve and learn from our errors. If you are interested in learning how to avoid making errors, look at our five easy tips.
5 -EASY TIPS
To begin this process, you must first reflect on what's going on within yourself.
Ask yourself the following questions:
What are my short and long term goals?
How can I achieve my goals?
What type of learner am I ?
What are my reoccurring mistakes?
Am I afraid of making mistakes? If yes, why?
Take a moment and reflect on your journey of learning English thus far. Once you have the foundation from your self-evaluation, it's time to set sail into uncharted territory. Any mission needs a solid strategy.
I would advise addressing your reoccurring mistakes with patience and in small increments. Don't overwhelm yourself with your macros; focus on the micros.
Write it Down
The next time you make any mistake, write it down. You can use any medium that works for your learning process; some students use post-its or prefer a written or online journal. Writing down your mistakes will allow you to acknowledge your error and be cognizant of working towards correcting it.
Trust the process!
Remember, we learn by doing. Writing down the mistake is undoubtedly the first step, but you must dedicate time to practice. There are a plethora of online resources that allow you to practice your English spelling, grammar, etc. Dedicate at least 2 hours per week towards your micro-goals, and you will begin to see the progress, I assure you.
Ask for Help
Everyone's journey is vastly different. There is no right or wrong method for this process. Some students work well independently, while others need help from the very beginning. It's completely normal to feel a tad lost, and that's why you can rely on our Xperts.
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Don't Be Hard on Yourself.
Just take a deep breath and tell yourself that failure is only a portion of the learning process. Take responsibility for your mistakes, but don't make yourself crazy.
Enjoy yourself and have fun as you learn!
Most importantly, admire your strengths, and others will too.