Made Any Good Mistakes Lately?
I’m proud to say that we have 🙂
You see, we are all brought up and taught at school, how bad it is to make mistakes, and that we must avoid ‘making mistakes’ at all costs.
Well, we disagree…
After all, what actually is a mistake?
A decision – gone wrong?
A choice – gone sour?
A preference that turned out not to be!
How can we possibly admit we were ‘wrong’ and still save face.
My mother used to say ‘You’ve made your bed, now you have to lie in it’…
What nonsense is that?
Yes, you did create this unpleasant, unfavourable, unsuitable situation.
But do you know what?
If you have the power to create this situation, you also have the power to create another more favourable one too.
Yes – YOU have the power.
If you made one bed to lie in and you don’t like it, you simply create another bed!
You do not have to lie in it, put up with it, suffer, do penance, feel ashamed or anything else.
Just make another choice.
Make another decision.
Based on your preference at the moment, born from this unsuitable, uncomfortable situation… champion!
Onwards and upwards… life just gets better and better 🙂
How’s that then?
Because we have, by our own mistakes, learned something that we DON’T want in our lives.
We can now scratch that off our list and move on to the next entry, wiser and happier.
But also remember, if you hadn’t of given it a go, you would never know…
It would always have been in the back of your mind going ‘if only…’
We moved to Cornwall, nine months ago tomorrow and on the face of it, it should have been perfect.
But for us, it is not.
All the pointers and previous holidays we’d taken here, and talk from others, said it would be great.
But for us, it is not.
So, we have been here, done Cornwall, and worn the t- shirt… as they say!
Now we are moving again, back up North 🙂
In fact, a lot further North than we were before.
Is this a good thing..? I don’t know.
Is this a bad thing..? I don’t know.
It will be whatever it turns out to be…
An adventure 🙂
One thing I do know is that at the moment, it feels exactly the right thing for us to do right now.
If when we get there, it turns out to be a huge, mega, awful, disastrous, monumental mistake – then perfect, brilliant, wonderful…
We can simply make another decision, another choice based on preference, born of experience, and move on.
The more mistakes we make, the more we know, categorically, what we DON’T want in our lives.
This allows us to develop a preference for what we DO want…
Even if we can’t draw a clearer picture of that yet.
Knowing what you don’t want, allows you to fine tune, hone in on, what you DO want.
So celebrate every glorious, monstrous, embarrassing, funny, sad, painful, humiliating mistake you have ever made 🙂
Bless it and let go… freedom 🙂
Bless it and move on… flexibility 🙂
Bless it and use it to show you your hearts true desire… fantastic 🙂
Have a fabulous Sunday