Most people hate making mistakes. For some, a mistake can be a sign of weakness or being less than. This simply is not true. Mistakes are the only road by which we can discover the hidden territories in life; those hidden gems and discoveries that aren’t always readily available.
The more mistakes a person is able to make in their lifetime, the more they can grow and learn. Some mistakes, while terrible, costly, painful, or harmful can cause us to see things in a different way.
A life without mistakes (if such a thing were even possible) would be a dull, boring life with little discovery, growth, or wonder. We’d have no catalyst to grow if things were completely perfect.
So while it’s easy to sit and think of a life where everything is perfect, such a thing is not possible and would probably do more harm than good. Easy come, easy go as they say.
Without the presence of fear or pain, we’d easily lose our paradise.
If you think about it, most of your greatest discoveries came from an opposing catalyst. From great darkness comes fantastic discoveries and from a vacant mind can emerge dozens of fresh ideas. Any living object grows or retracts in response to its environmental pressures and threats.
Mistakes are such a catalyst. From mistakes come the greatest discoveries.
I will be easier on myself and not worry about making mistakes. I will avoid the mistakes I can, fix the mistakes I can correct, and I will not let things outside of my control get me down.
Next time I make a mistake I am going to first ask myself “what can I learn from this?”.
Maybe I will discover something I never thought possible.