When I was a kid I loved popcorn.
Both making it, and eating it.
Once I tried to make some, but I couldn’t find any oil.
I found some other stuff that looked like oil, but wasn’t oil.
Only I didn’t find out until I’d mixed it with the popcorn and heated it on the fire.
Instead of getting a bowl of popcorn, I got a gooey inedible mess.
Now, at the time, I was pretty disappointed. Not only did I didn’t get what I wanted, but I had a huge mess to clean up.
But at the same time, it was kind of fun to experiment. To try and see.
Something else I used to love as a kid. Most of the time, the results were neutral, or good. Sometimes they backfired. Once I almost caught my room on fire.
Consider what your life would be like if were impossible to be curious. Impossible to wonder “what if.”
You’d only be able to do stuff that was “safe.”
Only stuff that others had tried and succeeded. Always be a follower, and not a leader.
Sure, you’d never catch stuff on fire and you wouldn’t have any expected messes, but it would be pretty boring.
Some people are happy to live a boring life.
Some people would RATHER live a boring life.
Think of the most magnificent thing you’d like in life, right now.
Are you willing to make tons of goofy mistakes in order to get there?
Because that is what it will take.
Nobody went from normal to king or queen without plenty of mishaps along the way.
Two steps forward and one step back. All the way to the top.
Accepting, owning, and learning from your mistakes is the singular most important thing you can do.
If you are afraid to do this, you’ll be stuck right where you are.
If you’re willing to mess up BIG, and keep on rolling, you’ll be fine.
After all, you’re only a “failure” when you stop moving forward.
What do YOU want to learn?