What’s the best mistake you’ve ever made?

Serendipity in Error: The Unforeseen Brilliance of My Best Mistake

Gaurav Sharma
1 min readNov 27, 2023

This could be framed as, ‘Tell me about a time when you faced adversity and learned from it’ or ‘Describe a situation where you made a mistake and how you turned it into a learning opportunity

Recognizing the Significance of Contextual Comprehension

Allow me to elucidate the journey that brought me to this realization. Without delving into this backstory, the essence of what I’m about to share might not resonate as profoundly.

You see, certain life lessons transcend mere verbal communication; they demand the right timing and context for true absorption and impact.

Profound insights often evade full comprehension unless encountered at precisely the opportune moment and within a specific frame of reference.

While mentors may casually impart these lessons, without the receptive mindset to grasp their significance, the power of wisdom can easily be overlooked.

The Secondary Oversight…

Ironically, this leads to what could arguably be considered the second most significant mistake in my life: dismissing valuable advice, convinced it didn’t pertain to my current circumstances.

I failed to recognize its relevance until much later, squandering years of my life before finally acknowledging the immense value embedded in that counsel.



Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma is the Founder and CEO of Attrock, a results-driven digital marketing company. He also contributes to top publications like HuffPost, Adweek..