“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin
What do mistakes mean to you? If you read last week’s Motivation Monday post, you’d remember that the man with a headache was suffering because he was not only judgmental of others but, he also had his sanctimonious halo tightly screwed to his head. Unless you are like my tight halo wearer, you’ve had your share of mistakes; some of them you might have repeated quite a few times until the lesson and message dug deep into your bones and finally registered in your psyche. If we would stop and give ourselves a break, we’d recognize that the cliché – to err is human, to forgive is divine – carries some gravitas and reminds us that our frailties don’t define us.
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” John Wooden
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Have you ever made a mistake in your life? So you dropped the ball again? So what are you going to do to correct it? You are not alone. many famous/successful people failed before reaching their goals; here are 15 famous folks who failed. I hope it calms your spirit. Imagine the lessons they learned and then imagine the opposite. Would you rather lead a life so rigid and devoid of adventure that you have no dreams or far-reaching goals because, heck, you’re worried about making a mistake? Mistakes are miracles serving as lessons. If you walk away with anything for this post, please keep that in mind. I have given the word an acronym to help us recognize the grace in it. Acronym: Miracles In Service To Attract Key Experiences And Soul-work. When we experience a major moment of failure in life, like author Stephen King and 22 others, instead of beating ourselves up, we need to take some time to reflect on where we went wrong, learn from the experience, do the soul-searching and move forward.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both. Yehuda Berg
Do you know some creative works had mistakes in them? Did you know that these 50 famous people failed before learning from their mistakes and coming back stronger than ever? Above and below are some fantastic pieces of artwork that are believed to have content that are viewed as perhaps done in error. Can you tell what they are in the photos? Look closely. If not, come back later for the answers. The point is that we can enjoy life and still know that there are moments when we fall short. Of course, I am not saying that we must thrive on our mistakes. Frankly, some mistakes have cost lives so this post is not to gloat over our errors, but to encourage us all to learn from them and correct our actions. If we commit an error intentionally, it is not a mistake but a CRIME. Know the difference! The mistakes referenced here are those we commit without intent to hurt or harm or dupe others. They are what we often call innocent mistakes or acts of overwhelm; not intentional criminal behavior.
The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for April and May are:
04/06 – PERFECTION
04/13 – MISTAKES
04/20 – GROWTH
04/27 – MINDFULNESS
05/30 – APPRECIATION
05/13 – COMFORT
05/20 – FITNESS
05/27 – SERVICE
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. William J. Clinton
What was the biggest mistake you ever made? What did you learn from it? Keep in mind that some of the greatest inventions were created by mistakes and that we can be rest assured that our journey through life will have its share of them. Mistakes help us form a stringer backbone and make us recognize that we can do better. Like Pres Clinton said above, never quit from your goals. Forgive yourself, forgive others and grow from the experience. Keep moving forward and do your best to do good. If you fail or fall, learn from it and pick your self up. We all fail and get back up. You are not alone.
Positive Motivation Tip: Be at peace with the mistakes that make up your life story. We all have them. Mistakes help us grow.
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