“I would rather make mistakes then fake perfection.” Isn’t this quote from Kim Edwards great?!
I personally love to quote Miss Fizzle from The Magic School Bus: “Take Chances. Make Mistakes. Get Messy!” I am convinced that mistakes are simply a way of learning, and unconditional love and kindness makes it not only safe, but a joy. A huge key in life is never giving up.
Think about how Thomas Edison’s teachers said that he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.” As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked: “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times? Edison replied, I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
Perhaps you march to the beat of a different drummer. Perhaps you have been called to something that takes a gazillion steps. 😉 All I know is that mistakes are not really mistakes, but steps within a portal of discovery. So… love yourself and others a little more today by giving grace in what may appear to be a mistake on the surface when in actuality we are all on a path discovering inner and outer space.
~ Robin Main