No Mistakes


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,





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6 Responses to No Mistakes

  1. Missy says:

    Cindie, this is such a timely encouragement. Thanks so much for this. I just realized afresh and anew this week that I am fallible….gasp! Lol. Thankfully, the student that I had forgotten to call to reschedule her lesson for the SECOND time (I have never missed a lesson with a student without first contacting them, and certainly not the same person twice) was very gracious. I had had so much on my plate this week that it is a wonder I made it through in one piece. But I did and am coming out on the other side a little wiser with a renewed appreciation for sticky notes and calendars and cell phone appointment reminders too. :o)

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the comments Missy, I’m glad you are finding value here on the blog! I agree about appreciating sticky notes and phone appt. reminders LOL

  2. Dave says:

    A mistake made once is a human experience. The same mistake made again, is a mistake. People hate to make the same mistake twice. I know I do.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for reading, Dave! Some subscribe to the thought that we repeat the process (“mistakes” included) until we learn the lesson. 😉

  3. Mike says:

    This was great Cindie!! I especially liked the quote, “And there is a reason why we know it now! Often it is because of our experience then.” Man, I wanted to put so much more in this, but here it is at the end of the day and I haven’t finished. I enjoyed it, though!

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