Mistakes should never be your primary goal.
If you know that something is the wrong thing to do, don’t do it. You don’t have to chase mistakes because they’ll happen anyway, regardless of your planning and precision.
When we don’t make mistakes, we get to do things right. When we do make mistakes, we get to learn how to be better.
Mistakes guide us
It’s when things go wrong that we learn the lessons we wouldn’t have if they went right. Whenever something doesn’t go as planned, we can panic. Or we could choose to work through whatever has happened.
Perfection distracts us
Your energy and attention are limited.
If you are dedicating all your attention to avoiding mistakes, then you are putting all of your energy into what you shouldn’t do or are afraid of doing.
Leaving very little effort on what you actually are doing.
It would be like driving your car while thinking about all the roads you are not taking, instead of focusing on the road you are on.
Failure doesn’t exist
Sometimes things go our way. Sometimes they don’t.
Every step is its own milestone, and some of those steps took us where we wanted to be, while others took us somewhere unexpected. These are times when we have to make a correction, and change our course.
And that’s ok. Change is a good thing.
All we can do is the best we can do: make a decision, do the next thing, and then based on the result, make the next decision.
Success is what you decide
Use your energy and attention to get things done. Do the thing that will advance you to that next step.
And when something doesn’t go as planned?
That’s ok too. Change the next step, and keep going.
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