So often we all struggle with our interpretation of failing. We made a mistake or fell of the bandwagon. We think that it’s all over and we can move on to “easier” things. Mentally, we can become exhausted with struggling through things and seeing no results. What is it that we have done wrong? So often I question if things that I do are worth it. Maybe I should give up and keep living life like it was before. However, if I was completely happy with how it was before, then I wouldn’t have tried something different. We always hear over and over again that everyone makes mistakes. However, for some reason most of the mistakes we make, we see as a weakness.
A Mistake Means we are Still Going
It’s a simple matter of fact that we are succeeding by making mistakes. What I mean is, that if we quit every time we made a mistake, then we wouldn’t accomplish anything… ever! Learning to read, means trying to learn the alphabet, the sounds they make, how they blend together, and how in the ridiculous language that is English, all the rules and all the times those rules are broken. Yet we have to be able to learn to read to be able to do most of the tasks around us. This applies to nearly everything that we do. I would never have cooked, cleaned, lost weight, or so many other things if I had quit. Point is, that we are still functioning individuals, and still learning.
If we don’t try, we can’t Fail
So often, we don’t attempt certain things at all. We let the fear of failing control our action. Most of the time, that fear is unwarranted because these choices are usually not life threatening. We may lose time or money if we fail, so…. never mind, let’s not try. We cannot continue to grow and better ourselves if we let that fear take over. We need to act not react. Make a choice based on making your life the way you want it to be. Don’t hide from a better life just because the road might be a bumpy one.
Mistakes Create who we Are
Everything that happens to us throughout our lives, shape the people that we become. However, the mistakes we make usually leave a big impression on us. It usually changes the way that we do things going forward. Our mistakes affect our decisions. I don’t say this as a negative but as a positive. The mistakes make us stronger. They set us up to succeed.
No One is Perfect
It is a very true statement to say that no one is perfect. However, I LOVE to change the narrative. I say, change what perfect means to you! Perfect means becoming stronger. Perfect means becoming smarter. Perfect means becoming happier. Perfect means accepting yourself as is and striving to become better. We can accept our feelings and emotions without letting them control us. Be able to tell yourself that you are inadequate, you made a mistake, but you are still perfect.
Success is Built on Mistakes
If you listen to a large majority of wealthy people tell their stories, half of them were living out of their cars, filing bankruptcy, losing their entire fortune after their first success. However, they didn’t give up and kept going and now they have more money than they know what to do with. This applies to everyone. We CAN succeed, after we make enough mistakes to learn what we need to. Whatever it is that we are striving for, it’s about making the mistakes to give you knowledge to succeed. I personally tried for years to get my weight under control. I seriously and truly believed that it was completely impossible for me to ever get below 170 pounds again. It was too far away, and I had tried so many times without success. I learned and kept trying anyway. Now, not only did I get under 170 but I dropped below 150 as well. I am just within reach of my goal weight of 135 pounds. What I thought was impossible has become a reality.
What endeavor are you striving to succeed in? What mistakes are you learning from? Comment below and let me know what benefits of mistakes that I may have missed.