The Verywell Mind Podcast How to Stop Repeating Your Mistakes By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. Learn about our editorial process Published on October 15, 2021 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 113 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Friday Fix: Episode 113 Whether you want to pay off your debt or you want to start hitting the gym five days a week, there’s a good chance you’ll make some mistakes along the way. Mistakes aren’t necessarily bad. They can be great learning opportunities. But, the truth is, we don’t always learn from our mistakes. In fact, we often repeat the same mistakes. When you repeat a mistake, you might be tempted to draw inaccurate conclusions about yourself. You might think you lack willpower or you might start to believe you’re incapable of change. Ultimately, your mistakes may cause you to stop trying to reach your goals. But sometimes, a few simple changes to the way you respond to a mistake makes a huge difference. In this Friday Fix episode, I share six strategies that can help you avoid repeating your mistakes. Whether you keep drinking more than you intend or you spend your paycheck the minute you get paid, experiment with these strategies to help you stop making the same mistakes over and over again. How to Deal With the Fear of Failure More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram. Check out Amy’s books on mental strength. 10 Healthy Ways to Cope with Failure What Is Mindset and Why It Matters If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Friday Fix: 7 Mental Health Mistakes to Avoid As We Emerge From the Pandemic How to Be Sad with Bestselling Author Helen Russell How to Face Uncomfortable Emotions with Comedian Paul Gilmartin By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.