Highs and lows. Laughter and tears. Victories and lessons-learned. Miracles and tragedies. Success and failure. Joy and sorrow.
Without these contrasts, what would life be? What would love be if it weren’t for heartbreak? Or happiness after hitting rock bottom? What about your dreams becoming reality after risk, struggle, and failure?
There’s only one way to avoid mistakes at all and that’s to avoid doing anything. (But you and I both know that ends up being the biggest mistake of all.)
Instead of living in fear of making a mistake, live in awe of the breathtaking possibilities. Get your hands on the opportunities and roll with the punches, knowing that any mistakes you make along the way will quickly be overshadowed by your brilliant light.
“Patience child, patience. Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there’d be no point to living. Enjoy the ride, and in the end you’ll see these “setbacks” as giant leaps forward, only you couldn’t see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach; all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you’ll surely find the treasure that you seek.” ~ Jackson Kiddard
Just because you’ve been disappointed in life once, twice, or a thousand times before doesn’t mean you’ll be disappointed again. And if you happen to look silly, say the wrong thing, or make a few more mistakes along the way, so what? Start fresh. Today is a new day, and starting over is just as realistic and accessible as continuing on the same path. (Tweet!)
What’s important is not keeping up appearances, or the illusion of perfection, but rather staying focused on your dreams, living passionately, loving abundantly, and bringing real value to your life.
The only way the past or anything else can hold your back, is if you let it. Choose instead to listen to your instincts, even if those instincts defy logic or reason, and may seem crazy to others. If you happen to stumble along the way, see it as confirmation that you’re getting somewhere. Keep going, experience the ups and downs, learn more, expand further, smash through barriers, and live your life, your way.
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