Have you ever made a mistake?
Of course, I realize that everyone who reads this question will immediately answer “yes” and not only that, I am sure that specific “mistakes” will come to mind as well.
Often with the realization of these “mistakes” comes regret, and/or guilt.
We’ve all heard it said that “hindsight is 20/20” (meaning that we have clearer vision looking back), and we can probably all relate to hearing someone say: “if I knew then what I know now….”.
And there is a reason why we know it now! Often it is because of our experience then.
Old adages like “no use crying over spilled milk” and “we learn from our mistakes” are much more than just thoughts to comfort us when feeling the bumps and bruises of a misstep. It is true that our “mistakes” really are our best teachers.
Everything we experience in life has the potential to be a learning experience if we will make the choice to view it from that perspective.
How would it change your life to consciously choose the belief: “There are no mistakes, there is only human experience.” ?
How would it change the choices you are making if you knew that there was no possibility of making a “mistake”?
The truth is that everyone is doing the best they can at any given time, and if we could make a better choice we would.
We make choices based on so many factors, things like our beliefs, our previous experience, our values, etcetera, and many choices are fear based because of the fear of making a mistake.
Many times we talk about making a mistake that “cost” us something.
I like to think that if it cost me something, then it was very valuable. I bought and paid for it in a sense and I’m going to be intentional about getting my “money’s worth.”
What choices in life have you made that “cost you something”?
What did it cost you?
What lesson did you learn?
How does it feel to view this as a valuable lesson instead of a mistake?
Here’s to getting your “money’s worth”…
I wish you Love & Magic,