Yes, I made a mistake. You surely want to know what kind of mistake it is that I made and am publicly announcing here now. And I will probably do that one day, with a specific purpose in mind. But what if I told you it actually does not matter what the actual mistake was? Surely, you made a mistake. At least once in your lifetime, you must have made a mistake. Well, let me tell you: we all make mistakes.
Hence, why are we so afraid of making mistakes, if everyone makes them anyway? It almost looks like mistakes are too common, expected, anticipated – but we still fear them. What makes us fear mistakes?
If there is one thing I have learned when it comes to mistakes, it is not how we make mistakes that defines us, but how we correct them. Most of the time, however, we do not derive the necessary value or lessons from our mistakes which is why we fear them. Our perception of mistakes has to change, so that we can use them for good. Unless you repeat your mistakes, you are progressing when doing them. It is a humbling experience to make mistakes – remember that you are not perfect, after all.
Mistakes make us grow. They make us see. They remind us of the fact that we are doing something. That we are alive. We are moving, we are progressing. Because the only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything, like Theodore Roosevelt once wisely said.
So, yes, I made a mistake. You made a mistake. But you know what, we are doing something – that is already more than what most people do! Now, the next thing we need to do is to make sure that our actions – our mistakes! – will add value – to ourselves and others.
With love and gratitude,
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