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Things To Do When You Make Mistakes



Mistakes are meant to be made. But how do we deal with making mistakes? At some point in our lives, we made some mistake. They are not meant to break us, they are however, meant to make us stronger and wiser.

“The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” Thomas Watson

Remember when you were a little kid and you tried to cover up your mistakes so your parents and teachers wouldn’t see them? Most of us like to hide our mistakes, and we love to hide from our mistakes.


As a young entrepreneur or someone trying to start a business or something you will be solely responsible, covering up your mistakes can get you into a lot more trouble than making them. Results are your guide, mistakes can be your best friend. There is nothing wrong with being wrong unless you ignore or let it stick to you. Mistakes are there to simply tell you when you need to correct your course.

Adele Scheele quipped, “Mistakes and even failures are characteristics of successful people.”

Mistakes are inevitable, especially in the beginning of your career. Mistakes will give you experiences, and experiences will make you effective. Practice makes perfect.

Below are things to do when you make a mistake;

1. Compliment yourself for your courage and ingenuity in trying what you did

If you make mistake from trying something new, there is nothing to worry about. Compliment yourself for trying that thing out at first and for taking the risk. Don’t dismiss it as unimportant, unchangeable or something you can’t handle.

2. Remain confident in your ability

Don’t lose the believe, the trust in yourself after a mistake you make. Be confident and remind yourself that mistake is part of life. Don’t berate or belittle your ability. Feel confident and you won’t have to repeat same mistake again.


3. Resolve not to repeat same mistakes

Mistake should not be made twice. Once bitten twice shy they say. You should make up your mind by not repeating such mistakes again. This is usually possible by working harder, studying harder and by getting more information before starting from the beginning again. Don’t try to overlook or ignore the mistakes.

4. Take responsibility for what you did

Give up blaming your colleagues, boss or friends for the mistake you made. Stand up and take responsibility for your actions. You are in charge. As a young entrepreneur, learn the art of taking responsibility. Don’t ever think of giving up.

5. Do what you can to make it right and learn from it

First thing is to admit you made the mistake. Then, make sure you do all you can to make things right. How can you make things right? You can make things right by reviewing the task to know where you go wrong or what you did wrong. Mistakes are meant to make us wiser and stronger. When you make a mistake, learn from it. Don’t let your mistakes tell you can’t or won’t succeed.

6. Apologize if others were involved

If the mistake you made involved others, it is required of you to apologize to them. No one likes to make mistake. No one likes to fail. As a boss or a subordinate, make sure you apologize to your boss, colleague or subordinate.

How have you been dealing with mistakes in the past? Endeavor to share.

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What To Consider Before Choosing Your Nursing Job By Aghedo Princewill



Aghedo Princewill (Descendant Of Nightingale)
“No Body makes it to the Forbes magazine list of Richest and Influential people through their savings”

Before you take up that Nursing job in the Government or private hospital, ask yourself:

– Would my vision of being an holistic change agent be given an edge if I start working in the government/Private setting?

– Would I have the luxury of time to pursue both formal and Informal Education Programme while working with the government or private setting?

– Would the environment and mindset of people working in this setting be a boost to me or detrimental to my career vision?

Ask your self these questions and critically examine whatever you are doing now and see if your dreams are been captured in your activities

The rich and impactful Nurses I know who are blazing the Trail in the areas of Advocacy, Politics, Media, Cooperate organisations, Research, and Education are not working in any private or Government establishments.

Mention 5 Nurses that you look up to in the government hospital, and I would show you 20 Nurses whom you need to be under their Mentorship.

The sole aim of this article is never to discredit any Nurse working in the Private or Government setting as they have been exceptional over the years in delivering quality health services through International best practices.

But as we all know, not everyone can function optimally in the Clinical Setting as well as NGOs and Cooperate and Media organisations. Nursing is multifaceted and has diverse areas which directly or indirectly captures our dreams and visions.

Aghedo Princewill
To all the Nurses out there who have a burning passion to be a change agent in the profession, I indulge you to think twice before taking any job offered to you as the later results of this decision usually includes:

¶ Poor career growth

¶ Little or no room to attain more formal and informal education

¶ Job dissatisfaction that in turn tempts you to leave the profession

¶ Under utilisation of your potentials which gradually leads to the death of it

¶ No accolades for most of the Job well done

¶ Wearing out and mental stress because of the poor management of manpower in these settings.

For your Dreams and Vision to get a boost as a Nurse, kindly follow some of the tips below:

1) Join an Organization or Association that captures your career Goals and Vision.

2) Involve in more volunteering Jobs as this would increase your exposure and help broaden your horizon in your scope of thinking

3) Create a Niche for yourself

4) Be Under mentorship that allow you to grow even beyond your mentor, but remember it is gradual.

5) Always remember that survival is a lifetime trail and your involvement in these activities ideally don’t cost you much even when you have a lot to gain

6) Believe In Yourself

Know today that you have all the ability to achieve your dreams. Be resourceful and never doubt your abilities. CONCIOUSLY BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

7) Work very hard and Smart in all of your pursuit.

8) READ: At least one hour daily. The result is that your mind won’t remain the same, you will begin to solve problem others cant solve.

9) Attain certification in Health and Non-Health related courses: This makes you prepared and gives you an edge when an opportunity comes forth.

10) Become an IT Savvy.

Surf the internet effortlessly and be active on most social media handles to connect with like minded individuals and get access to Quality information. Make Google your best friend.

11) Speak positively always about the profession you wish to change as this gives you the consciousness to improve lives and stay on track.

“You have to be intentional in other to be Successful as success is not a guess work or trial and error pursuit”

Aghedo Princewill



Who is Princewill Aghedo (Descendant of Nightingale)?

Aghedo Princewill Etinosa is a registered Nurse of the Federal republic of Nigeria. He is a certified America Heart association Basic Life support and advanced cardiovascular life support caregiver. He is popularly know as J2K(Descendant of Nightingale).

He is a National Executive committee member of Men in Nursing Assembly Of Nigeria and He Organised the First Men In Nursing Assembly of Nigeria National Conference in Abuja in Collaboration with The Lamp Africa And America Men in Nursing Assembly.

He Is the Editor in chief Of Health Info Corner. A social media platform with over 5000 medical personnel.

He Was Recently Appointed the News Director Of Fellow Nurses Africa. The first organisation to produce an electronic magazine for Nigeria nurses.

He is The Director Of Nursing Affairs at parcelmedico (An Agency That assist Medical professionals to secure Internship position Via Parcel Delivery to State and Federal Government Institutions Across Africa)
Connect with him on his gmail handle

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