“Only with the passing of time can the intense emotions (positive or negative) of an event fall away and allow us to recognize mistakes.”
I think the most important thing about mistakes and failures isn’t just recognizing them, but embracing them as a crucial part of your journey to success—or simply less mistakes.
There is a lot of value in our mistakes as well. Not just for our own development and growth, but to share with others. I have some pretty big failures and mistakes—telling Elon Musk he had no idea what he was talking about during the SpaceX site design, overbidding a client proposal by $100,000, taking on well paying clients that I morally disagreed with—that I need to write down share with others, so that they can hopefully learn some small lesson from them.