While we’ve all been told that there’s an upside to making mistakes, when they actually do happen, most of us would rather the floor swallow us whole than see the positive side of things. But guess what – the likelihood is, your first mistake won’t be your last. Even seasoned pros aren’t protected from the odd blooper. So why not look at the funny side of things?
Fiona Martin is a designer and full-time teacher at Shillington College in London. Last year, she set up the Instagram account Mistakes I’ve Made to capture some of those classic facepalm moments, alongside the learnings that come with them. Collecting anonymous confessions and sharing them in bitesize posts, here, Fiona offers up some of her favourite examples, and what she’s learned from setting up the account.