Problems are our teachers in business and in life.

By Juha Larsson

Posted on 9th August 2021

Some people don’t like admitting they have problems and others don’t like hearing about it but, eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for a reason. Remember, there are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you and pain that changes you.

Before you assume the causes of the problems learn about them. Before you make a judgement understand them, and before you say anything, think about it. It’s not the problems that will hold you back, it will be the way you think about it and react to it.

Success is a result of ongoing failure and mistakes. Nobody has achieved anything worthwhile in this world without failing greatly and making a ridiculous amount of mistakes along the way. At least I have been learning a hell of a lot from my mistakes in personal and professional life. Your journey will be no different. Therefore be at peace with that, and accept that mistakes are simply a natural part of life.

Problems overcome with creativity and innovation prevent a crisis.

Are you simply trying to survive a current crisis or are you setting yourself up to thrive? Provide the freedom to fail, recover fast and move forward fast. New problems always open your mind to new possibilities as well – torn this to your advantage. There is absolutely nobody in the world who has your unique combination of learning and experience. The more you experience and the more frequently you experience, the more new ideas will come to life. Your knowledge and experience is the platform for your ideas and solutions to problems.

Everyone has regrets, and everyone’s made mistakes. Whether those were related to work, your personal life, or your basic judgment, some mistakes might feel like they haunt you. But not every mistake needs to be a completely negative thing. In fact, when you learn from mistakes, you can experience great personal growth.

Everyone can make improvements and lear from mistakes. Once that mindset is created and you start to take action, a world of creativity and innovation awaits you.

Mistakes truly are teacher. Accept the lessons they offer.

You can’t learn anything from a mistake until you admit that you’ve made one.

Have you ever made a mistake that had serious consequences for your life? I definitely have. No one is immune to making mistakes – ”man it is even the superhuman, after all”. But if we simply regret, apologize and carry on as before, we’re in danger of repeating the same errors. When we don’t learn from our mistakes, we inflict unnecessary stress on ourselves and on others, and we risk losing people’s trust in us.

Before you can learn from your mistakes, you have to accept full responsibility for your role in the outcome. That can be painfully uncomfortable sometimes, but until you can say, “I fucked up,” you aren’t ready to change.

Admitting to your mistakes and showing that you have learned from them can help others to understand that making mistakes is Ok. That is, as long as you act intelligently, in good faith.

To making mistakes is human, and we don’t have to punish ourselves for the mistakes that we make. They can be great opportunities to learn, and to develop on a personal, as well as a professional, level. We just need to learn from them, and to put that learning into practice.

Clear a day and let’s take a look together at how you’re doing, what you want to do better on, and let’s developing a personal or business improvement plan, plan of action to move you and your business forward.


Juha is a husband and father, passionate thinker, doer and collaborator, world class people connector, innovator in business development, creative branding and marketing expert and a founder of Pure Innovation company. He has achieved success working for national and international organizations, while being rewarded more than 30 time both nationally and internationally with awards such as Cannes Lions, Clio, New York Festival, Rebrand 100, etc.