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Mistakes Are Okay

Louise Hay
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Feb 10, 2010 at 03:45 AM 0 comments

It’s okay to make mistakes while you are learning. So many of us are too concerned with perfection. You won’t give yourself a chance to really learn anything new because if you don’t do it perfectly in the first three minutes, you assume you are not good enough.

Anything you are going to learn takes time. When you first begin doing something, it usually doesn’t feel right. To show you what I mean, take a moment right now and clasp your hands together. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Clasp your hands and notice which thumb is on top. Now open your hands and then clasp your hands again with the other thumb on top. It probably feels strange, odd, maybe even wrong. Clasp them again the first way, then the second, and the first again, and the second way and hold it. How does it feel?  Not so odd. Not so bad. You’re getting used to it. Maybe you can even learn to do it both ways.

It’s the same when we are doing something a new way. It may feel different, and we immediately judge it. Yet, with a little bit of practice, it can become normal and natural. We’re not going to love ourselves totally in one day, but we can love ourselves a little bit more every day.

So mistakes are your stepping stones. They are valuable because they are your teachers. Don’t punish yourself for making a mistake. If you are willing to learn and grow from the mistake, then it serves as a step toward fulfillment in your life.

Affirm: Today is a stepping-stone in the discovery of who I am and what brings me joy.



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