7 Feelings You Go through when You Make a Mistake ...


7 Feelings You Go through when You Make a Mistake ...
7 Feelings You Go through when You Make a Mistake ...

All of us make mistakes all of the time, but when you make a mistake, do you know what feelings you go through? There are a ton of them and it’s good to know the stages of when you make a mistake! I made a few mistakes recently and while they didn’t amount to anything, I felt everything on this list and it feels horrible! So, you ready to see what you go through when you do make a mistake?

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We all know that nobody is perfect, but when you make a mistake, it’s hard not to feel guilty about it. Whether you are feeling guilty because you don’t want to admit that you’ve made a mistake or because it was something that was really hurtful, guilt does creep in. I actually felt really guilty because of the last few mistakes I’ve made and there was no reason for it. They were honestly small mistakes! Just remember, you are not perfect by any means!


It's crucial to forgive yourself in these moments and understand that making mistakes is part of being human. It's through errors that we learn and grow. Give yourself the grace you'd offer to others and focus on the lessons learned. Remember too, that dwelling on guilt can prevent you from moving forward. Turn those feelings into constructive actions—apologize if you need to, make amends, and set intentions to do better next time. Self-compassion is key; let go of the guilt and embrace the opportunity to evolve.


Sinking Feeling in Stomach

Do you all know that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you make a mistake? This is a horrible feeling but it happens to the best of us! This is especially true when you make a mistake at work and your boss ‘needs to talk to you’ about it. It’s a horrible feeling and it lasts for a really long time!


Wave of Nausea

Oh, this is a biggie. This is something that I get all of the time whenever I make a mistake. I think it’s my need to be perfect all of the time and truthfully, it kills me when I make a mistake! If you are anything like me, you’re ready to run to the toilet the second someone calls you out on making a mistake, big or small!



Whenever I make a mistake, I do try to justify it to make it seem like the mistake is not as bad as it probably looks. This is a trigger because I am a perfectionist. While not everyone feels this particular emotion, a lot of people do!


Anger at Yourself

When you make a mistake, do you feel angry at yourself? Do you even chide yourself for making a simple mistake? It’s horrible, right? Let’s make a pact right now not to do this, it’ll be easier on our stomachs and we will feel better!

Famous Quotes

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee


I can tell you right now that whenever I make a mistake, no matter what it is, I am embarrassed by it! It’s a horrible feeling to know a job or even someone personally inside and out and then you make a mistake. It’s embarrassing and that's definitely one emotion that I hate feeling!



Finally, we perfectionists go through a time frame of feeling shameful whenever we make a mistake. I shame myself and I feel like I need to be perfect at everything. It’s an awful feeling, but it’s something that happens naturally!

Now that you know exactly what I go through when I make a mistake, what feelings do you experience? Any of them match? Share your experiences! I'd also love to hear what stupid mistakes you've made that have made you go through these emotions. Give up the stories, guys and girls!


When you make a mistake, it can be a difficult experience. You may feel a range of emotions, from embarrassment to frustration. As perfectionists, we often feel shame when we make a mistake. It can be an unpleasant feeling, but it is a natural response.

It is important to recognize these feelings and find ways to cope with them. One way to do this is to focus on the learning opportunity that comes with making a mistake. Instead of feeling ashamed, think about what you can learn from the experience and how it can help you improve in the future.

Another way to cope with the emotions associated with making a mistake is to talk about it. Sharing your experience with a trusted friend or family member can help you process your feelings. It can also help to hear stories from others who have gone through similar experiences.

It is also important to remember that everyone makes mistakes. Even the most successful people have had to learn from their mistakes. Making a mistake does not make you a failure. Instead, it is a chance to grow and learn.

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1 is me,big time.

Funny how you think it\'s only you feeling this way,,,,

Wow, I loved reading this since i just recently started a new job & of course not knowing how to do certain things we tend to mess up. Needless to say i went through the whole 7 feelings lol. Its horrible since i am a perfectionist and expect to do it right the 1st time:( know this article made me feel much better;) thanks!

If the mistake is big enough and impacts ur life enough u can feel depressed!

I had all the horrible feelings all the time when somethin goes wrong.any solutions??please do share :)

And after them all, I just don\'t care and think that life goes on

I have been through this its horrible feeling

Oh man all too true

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