Why do I always make dumb and stupid mistakes in my work that other people will never make? I feel stupid and guilty about this. Why am I so careless?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Charles Price



Why do I always make dumb and stupid mistakes in my work that other people will never make? I feel stupid and guilty about this. Why am I so careless?

Stupid bugs will never lead to problems if they go undetected, and I say that from 40 years of work in IT software, where we call bugs "bugs." If you are the first to detect an error, you are in the best position to fix it. So go ahead and be glad there is one less mistake in the world.

Another thing we say in my field is that if it is not tested, it is broken. That really means that every first job contains errors, and probably serious ones. If you don't see any, you should probably look more deeply again.

Being aware of your mistakes is a good thing, that means you think about your mistakes.

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Stupid bugs will never lead to problems if they go undetected, and I say that from 40 years of work in IT software, where we call bugs "bugs." If you are the first to detect an error, you are in the best position to fix it. So go ahead and be glad there is one less mistake in the world.

Another thing we say in my field is that if it is not tested, it is broken. That really means that every first job contains errors, and probably serious ones. If you don't see any, you should probably look more deeply again.

Being aware of your mistakes is a good thing, that means you think about your work later. I do not select between what you ask if someone else pointed out your mistakes or if you identified them yourself.

In the first case, you should probably slow down and check that it works. Some people are too impulsive to turn in their work and that may be the case for you. Going slower is often going faster when you factor in error correction time.

If other people don't see your mistakes, it probably means that you are overly self-conscious, and in that case, you probably don't need to worry. Just slow down and be more careful, don't deliver early, deliver when you really have to. It will give you time to correct errors before delivery.

Of course, errors in live performances in real time cannot be corrected that way. In that case, the key is dedicated training. And yes, it also helps for non-live presentations. From now on, training is always helpful.

And of course other people make mistakes, everyone makes mistakes. That is what makes them people. And if you hardly ever make mistakes, it also means that you are in your comfort zone and not taking enough risks. Making mistakes is often a good indicator of the continuous learning process (and as I see it, we should always be at that stage and always try our best ourselves).

As a last point, most of the mistakes people make are not silly mistakes, but serious ones, with sometimes deadly consequences. If you only make stupid mistakes (hoping it means benign mistakes, easy to correct), you should feel happy, not guilty ...

Whatever the case, feeling guilty usually won't help anyway. It is a negative emotion that we are often taught when we are children. Parents and responsibility figures often force us to stop dangerous or socially appropriate behaviors, but as an adult you need to be able to go over that and make your own assessment of what is appropriate or not and not let the conditioning of others do it. by you. Warning! Overcoming this conditioning for life can be quite difficult. Good luck!

PS: I saw two stupid mistakes in my last paragraph. Did you also see them? Starting on the subject of this answer, I will not fix them. Does it feel awful or don't you care at all?

I left home very late to go to work today, and on my way, I felt there was no point in going to work anyway. I didn't see what profitable things I had done since the week started and today is Friday; maybe I should have stayed home to start my weekend. Then a few miles into my commute to work, I saw the man I want to be driving to, coincidentally. He seems to have everything he wanted in a verified mentor. And then I asked myself: "How can I become like this man?", "Can I be like him anyway?"

I am not careless, in fact, I am more of a perfectionist, quite detailed. But I wonder what

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I left home very late to go to work today, and on my way, I felt there was no point in going to work anyway. I didn't see what profitable things I had done since the week started and today is Friday; maybe I should have stayed home to start my weekend. Then a few miles into my commute to work, I saw the man I want to be driving to, coincidentally. He seems to have everything he wanted in a verified mentor. And then I asked myself: "How can I become like this man?", "Can I be like him anyway?"

I am not careless, in fact, I am more of a perfectionist, quite detailed. But I ask myself questions similar to yours: "Why am I so ...?" I've felt stupid countless times, guilty, galore. But does it mean that my mistakes define who I am? NO.

What we do does not define who we are. There is more to each of us than we can imagine or even believe.

Basically, our temperaments shape us from birth: bloodthirsty, melancholic, phlegmatic, and angry. I wonder why sometimes I am so slow to start things and it bothers me. I am MelPhleg (Melancholy - 60%; Phlegmatic - 40%). I've done well to do better, but I'm disappointed because I don't see much change. Your temper is likely undermining your actions and making you appear careless. If you've noticed the mistakes you make at work, that's good and you're one step closer to never making the same mistakes again.

Use a to-do checklist for all the things you need to get done. Just check off what you have done well and as you do well you will make fewer mistakes over time and that will be for the better and not be "sloppy" after all.

Remember, other people don't make the mistakes you make because everyone is different - you are you! Accept yourself for what you are and work to be better than you have been.

You can read a bit about @Four temperaments on Wikipedia.

I empathize with you, having been there. Actually, it is simple; For whatever reason, you don't have a fully developed ability to think well about the future. It is not stupid, it is a particular function of the cerebral cortex, a specific functional center with an anatomical locus. It may be from smoking marijuana, which destroys the foresight. You may not yet be neurologically developed enough to have really good foresight. It may be that you are distracted by previous trauma and only have narrow bandwidth to process current data and plan ahead. You may have a poor im

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I empathize with you, having been there. Actually, it is simple; For whatever reason, you don't have a fully developed ability to think well about the future. It is not stupid, it is a particular function of the cerebral cortex, a specific functional center with an anatomical locus. It may be from smoking marijuana, which destroys the foresight. You may not yet be neurologically developed enough to have really good foresight. It may be that you are distracted by previous trauma and only have narrow bandwidth to process current data and plan ahead. You may have poor impulse control, for a number of reasons, including all of the above, and you may be acting impulsively rather than pausing to reflect. He may be a bit autistic or Aspberger's, and his neurological development is slow, and it will take decades to fully develop foresight. You may learn slowly, and in another six months or a year, by paying close attention, you will become much more competent and will be able to see later, not so much because you have better foresight, but because you have more experience. and understanding of their work, and are better able to avoid mistakes. If you really want to know what is happening to you, go to a psychologist or, rather, a psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. you will become much more competent and you will be able to see later, not so much because he has better foresight, but because he has more experience and understanding of his work, and is better able to avoid mistakes. If you really want to know what is happening to you, go to a psychologist or, rather, a psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. You will become much more competent and able to see later, not so much because you have better foresight, but because you have more experience and understanding of your job, and you are better able to avoid mistakes. If you really want to know what is happening to you, go to a psychologist or, rather, a psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. psychoneurologist and get tested, find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done. find out exactly where your deficits are and learn how to fix them. Your brain is plastic; you can grow in wisdom, understanding and foresight, you just have to get clarity and then get the job done.

Making a silly mistake is common in almost all human beings. When we made a mistake and someone else shows us our mistake, then we feel guilty and think why we have done it, if I was aware then I could identify it and that mistake will not happen.

Now, there are a few points that are primarily responsible for these silly and stupid mistakes.

  1. Absent Mindset - Usually what happens, when we are working on a project and doing important work in the office, we think of something else like the last movie we saw or the cricket match to be held in the evening. These things distract us
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Making a silly mistake is common in almost all human beings. When we made a mistake and someone else shows us our mistake, then we feel guilty and think why we have done it, if I was aware then I could identify it and that mistake will not happen.

Now, there are a few points that are primarily responsible for these silly and stupid mistakes.

  1. Absent Mindset - Usually what happens, when we are working on a project and doing important work in the office, we think of something else like the last movie we saw or the cricket match to be held in the evening. These things distract us from our work.
  2. Multitasking: We are trying to save our time to be able to do some personal work or we can dedicate that time to our entertainment to complete more than one task in a single period of time.
  3. I am not interested in work: The work we are doing seems boring or monotonous to us. In those cases, we see ourselves making mistakes since we have not fully involved our minds in that work.
  4. Overthinking: Thinking about unnecessary matters that are barely related to our life or that sometimes we think more about an issue that might not be so serious in our real life.

As a result, the people around us feel that we are dumb, stupid, or inefficient.

Now the billion dollar question is how to get over this. There are some tips that we can follow to avoid this risk,

1. Meditation: concentration, concentration and concentration. This is the key to avoiding silly mistakes. Focus fully on the work you are doing right now. Forget about the people around you, forget about the whole world. Separate yourself from the rest of the world. Mediation is the best medicine to help you get there.

2. Love your job: Love what you are doing now. Try to feel that this is the best job in the world and give it the highest priority. Apart from this in the middle of the word, do not do any other task like checking the mobile phone or chatting with friends until you complete the task. This will distract you from your work.

3. Be relaxed: Don't feel overly pressured or overthink anything. Hang out with your friends after a full day of work, spend time with your family, watch your favorite actor's movie, and go on vacation. This will help your brain relax so that when you return to work you can focus more and there is less chance of making mistakes. Also get some physical exercise every day, which will help you focus more on your work.

4. Do not get angry: try to avoid any kind of confrontation, quarrel or heated talk with anyone. This has a great impact on making mistakes. Stay calm and be nice to others.

5. Review: Review after each task you have completed. It can be at least once or twice. That way, you can identify the errors if you do it anyway.

It is very true that there is no relationship between silly mistakes and intelligence. So be happy, focus on your work and enjoy life.

Just one line: mistakes are the greatest teacher, but those shouldn't be a reason to regret, learn from them and leave them immediately. Follow the "Take lite" policy and don't let mistakes be upset.

The lower the rules, the higher the quality of life, the better. But to let go of all the rules, you must develop the intuition of a correct decision. You can't avoid making mistakes unless you can understand the intuition behind doing things right.

Every human has the potential to do anything, but due to some additional qualities, they would not realize this. Sometimes your guilt would improve a trust

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Just one line: mistakes are the greatest teacher, but those shouldn't be a reason to regret, learn from them and leave them immediately. Follow the "Take lite" policy and don't let mistakes be upset.

The lower the rules, the higher the quality of life, the better. But to let go of all the rules, you must develop the intuition of a correct decision. You can't avoid making mistakes unless you can understand the intuition behind doing things right.

Every human has the potential to do anything, but due to some additional qualities, they would not realize this. Sometimes your guilt would enhance your confidence, the confidence that you will always end up making mistakes, and that confidence makes you take mistakes for granted.

These things change only when your perspective on things changes. One way people follow them is by following the "take light" attitude.

Every time you make a mistake, you don't need to stress. Let that mistake happen. Let that happen for a year. And then you will realize that the mistakes you are making have been greatly reduced. Because when you don't worry about mistakes, they will go far away from you. Why would they walk away from you? It is just the act of nature.

Nature always supports your thoughts, if you fear something, it will make you fear more. If you love something, he will do his best to make you achieve it.

So don't let nature know your fear, confuse nature in case of your fears and tell her clearly what you love.

Mistakes are the greatest teacher, but those should not be cause for regret, learn from them and leave them immediately. Follow the "Take lite" policy and don't let mistakes be upset.

Don't beat yourself up for this. Honestly.

The fact that you feel like a fucking idiot for making silly mistakes could keep this pattern alive.

Example?

I made a "clerical error" last Friday where I was supposed to write $ 1.2 billion, yet for some strange reason I wrote $ 1.05 billion.

I have no idea why, there was no reason behind this except the fact that it was a typo, nothing more. And people copied this typo, 5/6 times until some smart old man picked it up and threw a fuss at me.

Well, I screwed up.

Happens all the time. We all make mistakes, the problem is that if you are a very visible person

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Don't beat yourself up for this. Honestly.

The fact that you feel like a fucking idiot for making silly mistakes could keep this pattern alive.

Example?

I made a "clerical error" last Friday where I was supposed to write $ 1.2 billion, yet for some strange reason I wrote $ 1.05 billion.

I have no idea why, there was no reason behind this except the fact that it was a typo, nothing more. And people copied this typo, 5/6 times until some smart old man picked it up and threw a fuss at me.

Well, I screwed up.

Happens all the time. We all make mistakes, the problem is that if you are a very visible person, those mistakes are for everyone to see.

Those snowballs you refer to as "will never make mistakes", I can assure you they do.

Much.

They just keep it well hidden.

I used to think that way too.

But then I realized that we all live within our own universe. Once I paid more attention to it, I started to notice that other people were making mistakes too, it's just that I never really noticed because, well, I don't really care.

Another thing I also noticed is that the longer it takes me to recover from a mistake at work, the more likely it will happen again.

I realize it's not much help to say "try not to think about it", what I do is listen to podcasts (the type of work I do normally allows it) or music, just turn it off a bit, get my

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I used to think that way too.

But then I realized that we all live within our own universe. Once I paid more attention to it, I started to notice that other people were making mistakes too, it's just that I never really noticed because, well, I don't really care.

Another thing I also noticed is that the longer it takes me to recover from a mistake at work, the more likely it will happen again.

I realize that it is not much help to say "try not to think about it", what I do is listen to podcasts (the type of work I do normally allows) or music, just turn off a little, get me together and watch the general view.

I hope that helps.

Jon

The difference between a smart person and a stupid person is simply this:

A stupid person makes mistakes and does not correct himself, while an intelligent person understands that he has made a mistake and learns from it.

So next time you make a dumb or stupid mistake,

First, congratulate yourself for identifying that you made a mistake,

Next, learn how to avoid making the same mistake again, and you're good to go.

1. As others have written, your co-workers may be making as many mistakes as you are.
2. You may be in the wrong job - If the job requires an eye for detail that doesn't match your world view, such as correcting anomalies in a product or a spreadsheet, you should look up another assignment with your current employer or a new employer
3. You may have an abusive supervisor, who emphasizes your mistakes without commenting on your contributions

It really has to do with experience and nothing else. I used to be hard on myself just like you. Believe me, it will change. Just make a deliberate and concerted effort to verify your actions with each step you take. It will soon cease to be and you will see a great improvement. It's about gaining experience. It takes 21 days for this to change completely. It works. Do not compare yourself with others, compare yourself!

The very fact that you care about your work is admirable and the antonym of "sloppy." As long as you are doing your best, and I suspect you are, you have nothing to feel guilty about.
Control your own efforts, do not compare yourself to anyone, as you are incomparable. You are perfect in your imperfection. You are uniquely and wonderfully YOU! :)
You could do a good meditation practice to make your trip a little easier.
Thanks for your A2A.

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