The Monday Mindset: Learn, Grow, Make Mistakes

I’ve mentioned before in previous mindset posts that we all start in the same place — the beginning. 

No matter the level of professional, there will always be learning and growth to be had. This weekend I attended a seminar put on by Eric Cressey (Cressey Sport Performance) with the focus on improving my assessment skills and learn more about the mechanics of the shoulder joints. surrounded by professionals of various backgrounds — physical therapists, chiropractors, strength coaches, personal trainers, college students. It’s no different than most facilities that I enter for development purposes as we are all working together to be better to improve our crafts by learning from the best in business. There’s always an amazing buzz in the room beingsurrounded by professionals of various backgrounds — physical therapists, chiropractors, strength coaches, personal trainers, college students. We are all bound to learn things about our own movements, but more importantly modalities that we can bring back to facilities and implement to assist our clientele and members, and it’s usually just a great bunch of likeminded professionals that run in similar circles.

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As the speaker of the day was going through assessment protocol he said something that truly caught my attention — he mentioned that he himself made the mistake of prescribing a certain protocol for shoulder health/recovery. In this moment, I smirked about the professional development that was happening in the room as we all center our eyes around the man of the hour. He had openly admitted he was wrong: he had made a mistake about something to a room of professionals that not only admired him, but were also seeking information from him. The teacher himself also had a place where he had to start — the beginning. 

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The moral here is that no matter the person in the room we all have a place where we begin to learn, grow, and make mistakes. We never actually stop making mistakes, but we can choose to learn and grow from them. It’s never easy to take those steps forward to grow, but it is paramount to any forward progress we want to make. We’re going to make mistakes as we step forward, but recognizing that we were wrong in some steps is still forward progress. You may be falling or stumbling on your face along the way, but falling on your face and stumbling is still falling forward.