Today I am reminded about making mistakes. Sometimes we are so hard on ourselves when we make mistakes. You decided to try something new, a new job position, a new style of writing or something as simple as a new recipe or a new hobby. You knocked it out of the park didn't you? Probably not. Outside of the few that have "beginners luck" most of us will have to try something a few times before we get it right or master that particular new thing. As children you were constantly trying new things. Learning to roll over, crawl and then walk. Falling down many times, but always getting up as you learned how to walk. As you mastered one task you moved on to the next. Challenging yourself to do the next thing and the next.
However, somewhere along the line we become timid and afraid. Being hard on ourselves when we make mistakes. For some people it can be debilitating to the point where they never want to put themselves out there.
Extend yourself some grace. Mistakes are unavoidable in life, and it doesn't have to hinder you. Learn the lesson and move on.
Yes, the naysayers will tell you not to take that chance because you might lose so much, HOWEVER what if you don't. Remember you learn wisdom from failure more than from success. It is in failing you discover what will work, by finding out what won't. Avoiding mistakes at any cost means NOT allowing yourself to think differently or allowing yourself to try new things.
If there is something that you wanted to pursue go out and do it. Whenever, you try something new, you will make mistakes. However, once you figure it out, just like a child you will master it and move on to the next.
I want to encourage you to never stop exploring new things in fear of making mistakes. Prepare yourself, make a plan and do the best with the information that you have at hand. Now go out there take a chance. Remember life is more about the journey than the destination.
Have a productive week.
Renaee Smith CEO/Founder IABX www.iabx.org
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