Monday, August 11, 2008

"The greatest mistake"

I found a new "gadget to add to my blog!

Today's inspiration: "The greatest mistake you can make in life isto be continually fearing you will make one."

How many times have I started a post, only to say "naahhhh, that will just be silly!"

How many times have I wanted to branch out and try something new, only to say "I'll just mess it up".

What exactly is SO TERRIBLE about making a mistake? I've heard it said that if you're not making mistakes, then you're probably not doing very much.

Life is too short to keep postponing DOING things because I can't yet do them perfectly!
It takes courage to try anyway....... and a good sense of humor to laugh at myself when I goof!

Some days I'm better at "trying anyway" than other days. You know, I think that I'm happier when I find the courage to take a risk!


Jayne said...

Life is about risking failure, isn't it? I have the paperweight here on the desk that says, "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" I have to remind myself of that often.

Heather said...

I'm glad you are better at trying anyway! Keep on posting :o)

ROBERTA said...

when i started blogging i really thought my thoughts didn't matter as much as some of the other blogs i visited. I didn't consider myself as deep as one writer or as witty as another - and that's ok.....we are all unique and have something to offer the world that no else keep that in mind next time you think your idea is silly....KEEP WRITING!

i appreciate what you shared about your son - it was authentic and encouraging -