Mistakes = Lessons

 

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If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. ~ John Wooden

 

Do you “beat yourself up” or second guess your decisions when you make a mistake or have a perceived failure?  Mistakes can through people off course or cause them to abandon the project, idea or relationship that they were working on when the “mistake” happened – it doesn’t have to be that way.  Mistakes are good things in the long run.

Making mistakes is part of learning! Mistakes are not failures, they are lessons . . . look at them like Thomas Edison who said he never failed; he learned ways that didn’t work.  It is very rare that anyone gets it right on the first try!

Mistakes or perceived failures teach us what doesn’t work, what we don’t want, etc. Pick yourself up; learn from your blunder- find the lesson, and carry-on. No one can stop you if you stay positive and believe!

A plant or weed doesn’t stop growing when it hits the resistance of the ground, it finds a way through. It makes adjustments, changes its position; it does what it needs to do to break through and bloom!

flower through asphaltAt times it may feel like you aren’t getting anywhere or all you’re doing is messing up but you will not succeed or progress if you don’t try! At least you’re doing something and every little bit is progress!

This week I challenge you to push through an issue you’re having or even resume doing something you previously stopped doing for fear of failure.

Remember to believe in yourself and never ever give up, even if it’s difficult, you can do it!

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