Learning to love your mistakes may sound a bit misguided. There is a knee jerk reaction that says mistakes are bad; something went wrong. The self-beating and self-judgment can take a toll. Add some disappointment and embarrassment to the mix of emotions and you may tumble into a downward spiral.
You look for ways to dodge the fallout and obstacles of what appears to be an erroneous choice. Just when you need a clear vision of where you want to be you feel defeated, broken or at least sidetracked.
So much time can be lost searching for ways to cope with or to camouflage our discomfort and disappointment. Learning to love your mistakes will help you to do more of what you love. Embrace your mistakes!
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes,
then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living,
pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.
You’re doing things you’ve never done before,
and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
I’ve made a few mistakes that have left me dazed and confused. I’ve made some great choices that have led to amazing opportunities and experiences. What is the real difference? The difference lies in how we view an outcome and the feelings we allow to dominate.
Loving our mistakes may appear to be counter intuitive. We’re supposed to be punished when things go wrong. We fear people we love and respect will withdraw. Making a mistake is part of the journey. A zig when you should have zagged.
“The man who does things makes mistakes, but he doesn’t make the biggest mistake of all –
doing nothing.” –Benjamin Franklin
Let It Flow and Move Yourself Forward
The important part is try new things and move yourself forward. There is magic in movement. Be active. Life is full of twists and turns and even the most divinely attuned soul can feel off track when trying something new. So how can you manage to get through the choices you face each day? Let it flow. Flow indicates movement and ease.
Let it flow! When you allow yourself to flow you let the good, the bad, and the unknown simply be.
Remember, your view may be very limited. You may not recognize a piece of the puzzle or the piece you hold may not appear to fit.
Instead of focusing on a possible mistake, let it be and let it flow.
Learning to love your mistakes will keep you joyfully on a path moving forward. You won’t need to stop and hunker down and wait for a new dawn to arrive. Take time to enjoy your creation, your life, one step at a time regardless of how it may appear.
Things may look chaotic but you still need to do something. Your project may not turn out the way you planned but you’re following your inspiration with action. The road map is not perfect and you are sometimes led astray by the thinking mind. Maybe you miss a major cue. You get off track. We all do! By doing something you learn to develop a better feeling sense, you engage your inner wisdom and strengthen the flow of your intuition.
Do something you have never done. Be gentle with your assessment of the outcome and keep self talk positive. Find joy in simply making a decision and moving forward. Allow mistakes to happen. Let your intuition guide you. Your decision making will be fine tuned into a reliable source of information. Will you still make mistakes? Certainly, and it’s OK because you’re doing something and loving your mistakes along the way.
What mistakes are you loving?