We all make them. Some of us more than others, but ALL of us make mistakes.
Some of us make the same mistake over and over again…but that is more stupidity than anything else.
Mistakes are what we learn from. Sometimes its even a positive learning curve. For example, I accidentally picked a darker hair color when I wanted to go for my hair, turns out I look a whole lot different and better going back to my natural hair color!
Mistakes get wayyyy too much attention. Too much negative attention. We are all so scared of messing something up, that we do everything we can to avoid it. Its like we tip toe around life hoping that we don’t accidentally bump something over or trip or make a mess…
Here is the thing kids…life is messy. Life will trip you up and you will lose balance and fall on your ass. It will hurt, it will be embarrassing and you will feel like an idiot. DON’T!
Make mistakes! Take chances! Learn from every experience that you find yourself in!
So to maybe get you started, and to show you that I make mistakes too, here are some of my…oopsies!
- I say what I’m thinking out loud…a lot
- I drove around the airport roundabout 5 times because I kept forgetting to merge left instead of right
- I’ve cut my own hair…big mistake!
- I send texts to the wrong people all the time
- One day I accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of an Motrin before work and was a walking zombie the whole day
- Clothes shopping with no money…now that is a big mistake
- Jump to conclusions
- Falling for the wrong guy. HUGE mistake. Luckily for me he turned out to be a complete asshole and now is lost in Siberia…Lol
- Forgetting things in the oven. All. The. Time.
- Trusting people who shouldn’t be trusted
Now these are not major mistakes nor do they really seem like big mistakes…but I have made many big mistakes.
The one thing that an amazing woman and mentor once told me was, “Did anyone die? No? Then its not so bad!”
Mistakes can be fixed and can actually do you a lot of good. Imagine you go through life so meek and mild that you never do anything wrong…how boring is that?
You are supposed to get messy with life. You are supposed to learn and grow and part of learning and growing is pain and hardship and making decisions that may or may not be the right ones.
You need to live a life worth having. Not just sit in a corner every time you make a small mistake cursing yourself and closing off even more.
Fuck it! You are human! It is in our very nature to make mistakes! It is what we are programmed to do!
I have made so many mistakes and made so many bad decisions that I am actually now at a point where I don’t crumble into a blubbering ball of hopelessness when I do something wrong. I stand up, shake myself off and say: “So that happened, lets fix it!” I am strong enough now to know that one mistake is not going to ruin my life. But I am also strong enough now to learn from my mistakes and to make sure that I never, ever make the same mistake twice. Cause that is just plain stupid…except when I convince myself that I can wear heels…I make that mistake all the time and regret it all the time.
Damn those sexy heels…making my ass look all hot and what not.
My point is, and I promise I have one is: Make mistakes! But then be kind to yourself afterwards. Don’t go out there with the intention to make a mistake, but go out there with the intention to live and to learn from whatever life throws at you.
You were not born to be meek and mild and PG. You were born to be strong and opinionated and to be not everyone’s cup of tea.
Rock that life you have in you! Get some scrapes and bruises along the way so that you can look back and laugh and see just how far you have come. Your scares make you beautiful because it shows that you have lived.
Mistakes: The best way to learn and grow and harden the fuck up!