You Are Not Your Mistakes

Street Road Near Green and Yellow Trees
Photo by Tim Gouw

You are not your mistakes. And your mistakes are not you. If you want to grow your life, you can’t avoid making mistakes.

“The root of your growth is in your mistake.”

Your life is not about making mistakes. It is about learning from your mistakes. Your mistakes mean nothing. It is what you do with your mistakes, it is what you take away from them, it what you do with your mistakes, that really matters.

If you don’t learn anything from your mistakes, you are planning to fail. In life, to achieve greatness, you must discipline yourself to learn from your mistakes. Don’t just make mistakes. To make them work for you, you must learn from them.

Just because you have messed up doesn’t mean you are stupid. It means you are experimenting. It means you are trying to improve your life. It means you are no longer comfortable with the status quo. It means you are challenging yourself. It means you are becoming the real you. That is how we learn.

We learn by making mistakes. Every mistake you make brings you closer to your real life. The root of your growth is in your mistake. So if you want to grow your life, don’t be scared to make mistakes.

No One Is Perfect

Abstract Painting
Photo by Steve Johnson

No one is perfect. We are all learners. We are always learning new things. We are always learning new things about ourselves. Learning is good for you. It is good for your life, for your growth. If we are not growing, we are dying. If we are not growing, we are sleep-walking through life. That is not why you are here. You are here to grow, not to die. And if you are not moving forward in your life, check what you are doing every day.

What you are doing now is preparing your tomorrow. If you don’t do well today, you won’t do well tomorrow. So if you want to have a better tomorrow, you must first do well today. You must take today seriously. You must do everything well today. You must focus on what will get you what you want in your life.

My dreams are not your dreams. To achieve greatness, to achieve success in your life, you must focus on your life.

Doubts are powerful, but do not let them stop you from doing, living, enjoying, and breathing your life. Eric Hoffer said, “Our doubts about ourselves cannot be banished except by working at that which is the one and only thing we know we ought to do.” Don’t worry about making mistakes. You cannot grow without making mistakes. It is good to make mistakes. If you are not making mistakes, you are not making progress in your life.

And if you want to make progress, remember that no one is perfect in life. It does not exist. It is not even possible to be perfect. In the words of Wolfgang Riebe, “No one is perfect- that is why pencils have erasers. ” If everybody is perfect, the world will be a boring place to live in. No one is perfect. Whatever you want to do in your life, don’t let self-doubt stop you from doing it. It is okay to doubt yourself. But do not let self-doubt stop you from jumping off the cliff.

If you want to grow, you must cultivate the courage to jump off the cliff. You must leave your comfort zone. You must try something new. Stop doing the same thing over and over again. Walt Disney said, “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” Don’t stop dreaming big. If you have the courage to make your dreams happen, they will come true. Go for it!