From Lisa: I messed up. I did the wrong thing. I made the wrong choice. I reacted poorly. I hurt or offended someone unintentionally. I royally screwed up! Making mistakes does not make you a failure. It’s how we grow. It’s how we learn what we need to learn. Without mistakes, we would never be better.
This week I made a mistake that hurt someone. I thought they were joking around about something personal, when they were actually being brutally honest. Since I thought it was a joke, I laughed. I don’t mean giggle, but an all-out belly laugh. Then I realized this was not a joke and man was my laughter NOT funny. I was in shock, stunned, paralyzed and did not know what to do. I apologized immensely and went to bed that night feeling like a real jerk. But it was truly a mistake….. a misunderstanding. I spent the next day working to forgive myself and move on. It was not easy because I had hurt someone, but I had to move forward. I had to give myself Grace.
After all if we’re not making mistakes, are we really even trying? Are we getting out there? If we are not making mistakes and learning from them, we are standing still. So go out there. Try. Try something new. Try something old. Put yourself out there. Be vulnerable. Don’t be afraid to speak. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Put yourself out there and be as authentic as you can. And learn from the mistakes. Learn from the accidents. Learn to be a big BEAUTIFUL MESS! Take life by the horns. Don’t remain passive
Get out there and try to do something in life!
“’I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.