How can you embrace your mistakes? /əm´brās/ em·brace accept or support (a belief, theory, or MISTAKES change) willingly and enthusiastically /mə´stāk/ mis·take something which is not correct; an inaccuracy FUTURE SKILLS RELATED ESSENTIAL SKILLS: Grit, Perseverance, Failing Forward VIDEO: Intel Future Skills - Embrace your mistakes embrace-mistakes Try It: As you work through your project guide, think about how you will embrace failure. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: • How will you learn from your failures and make your finished project even better because of it? WHILE YOU WORK: • Have you ever been hugged? That is a type of embrace. • How then could you “hug” your mistakes? • How would this change your attitude toward your mistakes? WHEN YOU ARE DONE: • Your mistakes can be used as an indicator to help you honestly look at what you may still need to learn, to do differently or to take responsibility for. Reflect on the following questions: • What could I have done differently? • Do I need to acquire or improve my skills? • Who can I learn from? • What will I do next? IT’S A FACT. Walt Disney was fired from one of his first jobs, at the Kansas City Star newspaper, because his editor said he “lacked imagination and no good ideas”. Extend It: Want to spark more ideas on how to Embrace your Mistakes in the future? Watch this amazing TedX, Hip Hop(e), talk by Roberto Riveria: " I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that don’t work." — Thomas Edison