Make Mistakes! Its Okay - Really!
When you fall, do you get right back up? Do you learn from your mistake and move on? Or do you kick yourself so hard in the butt that you just mope around for days in your PJs and wonder why you're so miserable? Come on! Get a grip!
Okay, okay, that was uncalled for, but seriously, the more mistakes you make, the more you learn. The more you learn the more you grow and the more likely you'll be a future bright star in the sky.
When you were a young growing child, how were you supposed to know the oven was hot? Or that you can't put metal in the microwave? Or that when you say something impolite you'll hurt someone's feelings? You would have either experienced these things first hand, or you were taught that these were all things to avoid.
A constant fact of life is that we all make mistakes. What varies is how we all handle a self-inflicted setback. Some get angry; others get upset, while others encounter the wretched beast known as denial (What mistake? It wasn't me!).
Just like we mentioned in a previous article: "The Key's in the Hole. Now turn it!", it's important to take a chance! If you make a mistake, at least you turned the key and made a valiant attempt. If you were too terrified of turning the key, you never would have known whether you would have been successful or not! And you couldn't have possibly made a mistake to learn from!
I mean, how can you learn without messing up every once in a while? You need to make a mistake to learn. If you did everything perfectly, then you'll never know the right strategy from the wrong.
Are You a Leader?
Then there's a whole other set of people who admit to their mistakes, acknowledge that they stumbled, but they go right into contingency mode. I mean, so you screwed up, so what? It's not the end of the world is it? The Earth will still be in orbit and mosquitoes will still be biting the hell out of your legs. It's not a question of: "I screwed up, give me pity", it's a question of: "Okay, I slipped-up, but this is what I'm going to do about it..."
The best leaders out there are the ones who made the most mistakes but learned from them. The ones that never discovered or acknowledged their faux pas never made it into the business world and never made a difference in their own life, or the world.
Young Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Josh Towers went 0-12 last season between Baltimore and its Triple-A club. Last year as the Jays' fifth starter he went 8-1. Quite the turn around from just a year ago! Josh Towers, the winning Jays' pitcher in the last game of the season, said:
"You can't succeed without failing. I failed. I learned a lot from that."
Now go out there and pitch a perfect game in your life. You might fail once. Or twice. Or ten times. But just remember, each failure brings you closer to a glowing success.
About The Author
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Direct Answers - Column for the week of May 24, 2004
Anamcara - Being Forever Enough
When was the last time you felt you were enough just as you are? When was the last time you felt that you were seen as the being you are? When was the last time you felt unconditionally loved and loving?
Accelerate Your Abilities
In today's fast-paced life, the wins usually go to those with exceptional skills and abilities. The old quote is true, "The race is not always won by the swift and the strong, but that is the way to bet."
A Word Fitly Spoken ~ Believe
A Word Fitly Spoken
You Are So Unreal
Mankind's ability to give life to lifeless objects, gives rise to much of the grief and frustration that he brings upon himself. He animates, or humanizes all sorts of things and other creatures, then believes in his mind that they are human.
Create Your Own Self Esteem - Part 2
The good part of this story is that there is now hope to end and effectively reverse the effects of all negative emotions that we individually and collectively experience in our lives. Now we come back to the word reversal I spoke about earlier. The process of choosing to end and to reverse the effects of negative emotions is what I call having Esteem for the Self! By this I mean that as you engage the contents of this book from a sincere and real desire to accept what it has to offer you are choosing to "love" your Self. And loving the Self is really the same as having the highest form of Esteem for the Self, which is You.
Voices Inside My Head
Have you ever wanted to do something really major-something stupendous-something totally different and so down right incredible that the fact that you created the idea has you stimulated and excited?
Showing Your Appreciation - How To Make Others Feel Special
"There are fine things which you mean to do someday, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed - to sacrifice self a little more for others." Grenville Kleiser
Learn From Failure and Confirm with Success
Both failure and success are good... if you know what their specific purpose is.
A Childs Plight
In the streets of Bogotá, a child - named Simon* - wanders amidst the crowd. He is a lonely soul, lost in the multitude, forgotten by humanity, rejected by his society.
Healing from Within
"We are responsible for everything in our lives, including how the chemistry in our bodies works or doesn't work." Wayne Dyer's words hit me like a bolt of lightening as I listened to his taped book, You'll See It When You Believe It.
What Forgiveness Is Not
Is a grudge-laden heart sabotaging your success in business and in life?
Don?t Let the Boogeyman Steal Your Dreams
The boogeyman lurking in the closet scares the bejesus out of little kids. "Big people" know the imaginary monster from their childhood isn't real. Yet, adults freeze in their tracks when the same monster pops up on their path in life.
Such Love Transforms
Everything was arranged: once the funeral was over, all were to go to Hephzibah's house for the after-funeral dinner. It was the way things were done in Nain, typical of the customs followed by citizens of the Jewish towns of the Galilee.
Confidence Building Steps That Work Like Crazy!
Self-confidence is your assessment of your own self-worth. It plays a large part in determining your happiness through life. So how do you create confidence? Well here's a surprise - you take action! If you don't currently have much self-confidence, let's explore the options on how to cultivate this trait within your life.
Conspiracy of Silence
Direct Answers - Column for the week of January 12, 2004
The Cracked Pot
Letters on Life#3
Trouble, trouble, trouble. Nothing but trouble. The night before, I was just talking to a friend-cum-feng-shui master about the direction of my life. The horrible things that are currently going in my life right now. The things that could go wrong, is going to go wrong or has gone wrong. I spent a total of 3 hours complaining, ranting and raving about how unfair life is and how come others who are close to me or my husband can afford luxurious lifestyles. How come they have 2 family cars and we have to share 1 car. How come they can afford to have four computers for the four family members of their home. The youngest being barely 3 have her own computer at all ? like she's got tons of work to do on her own and absolutely needs her own computer, you know what I mean? I was just ranting and raving about how my kids have to fight with me for the computer ? me rushing things out for my clients and my kids sitting right next to me, waiting for me to finish with the consistent but patient enquiries like, 'Mom, are you done yet?' or 'Have you made enough money yet?'.
Journaling for Two
Journaling is a powerful tool that can enhance our lives and support our well-being. It can also add to our relationships at home, work, and play. When we journal we are recording a relative reflection of our feelings and experiences. When we share those with the ones closest to us, we learn more about ourselves and each other.
Good Morning... Please...Thank-you!!
When I was a child, I remember that my parents instilled these words into my brain. At first, it seemed difficult to remember these 3 little phrases and I had to be constantly reminded of them. But soon they became an ingrained part of me, and my parents no longer had to remind me of when to use these words. They still remain a very large part of who I am. Some people say I am an extrovert, yet at times I know I am shy and can be an introvert (although my friends will find this hard to believe-ha!). So, if you are a shy person and you make these 3 phrases a constant part of your vocabulary---you will fool people into thinking you are an extrovert.
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