Fear keeps us from trying new things.
Often, this is fear of making mistakes.
We’re worried that we’re going to screw up.
Do something wrong.
Waste our time.
Make fools of ourselves.
Sure, we can mitigate the chances of this happening.
We can research.
We can plan.
We can wait.
At a certain point, though, we end up just putting off action.
All because we’re afraid of making mistakes.
What if our perspective on mistakes is all wrong?
What if they aren’t to be feared?
What if they weren’t cause for embarrassment?
What if they serve a very worthy purpose?
You might be pleased to learn that they do.
Mistakes play an important role in moving us toward our most excellent lives.
Yesterday’s mistakes shape today’s actions.
They guide what you do.
How you navigate the world.
Who you are.
Why beat yourself up for today’s mistakes?
Learn from them.
Grow through them.
Work to make better mistakes tomorrow.
The mistakes will never stop.
They will change, though.
They’ll be different.
You’ll be able to see some of the more detrimental mistakes more easily.
You’ll learn to accept them.
You’ll come to find just how effective they are at moving you forward.
You might even come to enjoy them.
What mistakes are you fearing?
How are they holding you back?
What can you do today to get started making mistakes?
You’ve got this.