This month we are talking about making mistakes.
I’m in the middle of recognizing a recent decision I made that – in hindsight – I can say was a mistake.
I thought I was making the right decision. Neither party is to blame. Looking back I can simply acknowledge I didn’t know the right questions to ask. I didn’t know what I didn’t know and I jumped in thinking it was the right choice.
Now I need to correct it.
Instead of blaming myself, feeling shame or getting angry, I’m asking myself what I can learn from this.
Instead of continuing on this path thinking I need to stay the course, despite knowing now it was the wrong decision, I’m going to get a little uncomfortable and cut my losses, knowing I can simply make a better decision the next time.
Mistakes are here to help us learn. They are an indication we are trying, we are moving, we are attempting and visioning.
I bring this philosophy with me into movement as well.
Having the confidence to try something new means that – yes – we may make a mistake. We might not like it. It might be uncomfortable or even a little scary.
But being willing to try and knowing that mistakes simply mean we are learning is what allows us to keep moving every day and trying new things.
And guess what? If it doesn’t work for you for any reason you can walk it back and try something new!
A mistake isn’t the end of a road.
It’s simply an invitation to try another path.
As always, if you want to hear more about this month’s Be Inspired theme, listen to this month’s podcast here.