Quote by Jon Sinclair
We are designed to be learning machines and at the same time are absolutely terrified of doing something wrong? Weird or what.
Surely to learn you have to do something incorrectly to work out where you’re going wrong and amend it. If you are blessed to have somebody guide you through a new process then that’s amazing, it eases the journey and hopefully makes the process quicker.
Let me list some failures in my last twenty four hour existence.
- At work the leavers got hoodies with the wrong names on
- Came home to the Mr cooking dinner – several hours later I asked where the meal was (he hadn’t put the oven on)
- A social worker didn’t turn up for a meeting, shouted at our reception staff and then I sent her the email feed where she changed the date.
- I was in a group dance and probably went the wrong way
- I was going to have a chocolate and ate ten
Okay, so not the end of the world, minor hiccups that can be sorted…wait what? Failures aren’t permanent, the world doesn’t stop…life will go on?
Often when I’m doing grief counselling the child will be disappointed that when their loved one died, the world didn’t stop. How can they feel so very low and yet the rest of the world continues to spin?
Failure is a perception in a moment in time, it’s actually not a helpful word either. I will not gain weight because of those ten chocolates that I scoffed. I will have a sugar high and it will quickly be followed by a sluggish low. I will not be unloved by my family because of this, I will not die. The world will continue to spin.
Thought: if we gave our accomplishments as much thought, momentum and time as we did the errors in our day, how much better would we feel? How much would life improve and how much more would we enjoy eating chocolate. Don’t ever get a tattoo that makes you feel sad every time you look at it, surely permanent moments are made for happy thoughts, quotes and images, apply that to life and you’re winning.