Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes! Don’t you just hate hearing the word, let alone making them. Well, what if I told you that today, writing this, I am comfortable with making mistakes and owning up to each one?
Here’s how I got to that point.
There’s something that my Mom advised me to do a couple of weeks back when I was conflicted on making a decision. Her advice has enlightened my perspective towards personal value, both personally and professionally.
She told me, “Sometimes you have to just close your eyes and make a decision.”
I later on learned, that whether it was the right decision or the wrong decision didn’t too much matter. I dug a little deeper and realized that her whole point was allowing me to realize that I had to make a decision. She said, “If whatever decision you make happens to be the wrong decision and the other party cannot get past it, let them go. That means they’re not supposed to be there anyways.”
Life is simple. We’re here to make mistakes.
But, anyone who is going to hold me captive to a bad move, is someone I simply do not respect or keep in my life. Because there’s nothing worse than being so fearful of making the wrong decision, that you fail you make any decision at all.
If you rob the opportunity from someone to explain, you’ve robbed yourself the opportunity for growth. Today, I do not try hard to erase my mistakes, but OWN them. Besides, the only way to learn is to keep on making mistakes.
I applaud and praise the decision makers. No matter if it’s the wrong decision, the fact is, they were courageous enough to make a decision. No one wants to be the person who makes the wrong call, however the TRUE hero lies in the person who had enough gumption to make a decision.
In the words of Arianna Huffington,
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”