“If your making mistakes, it means your out there doing something”
– Neil Gaiman
Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times. I could end this post here to be honest. If you don’t know who the GREAT Thomas Edison is, Google him and you will understand that being out there doing something is better than doing nothing more often than not. I am a firm believer that when you put your effort into something, even if you fail over and over, if you start to learn from your mistakes and keep on trying, you should grow if you are determined.
I have failed at so many things in life and made numerous mistakes. I have made mistakes within my relationship, i have made mistakes as a father, i have made mistakes within work, i have made mistakes within friendships, i have made mistakes trading, i have made mistakes with a business i opened when i was 18. But the key thing for me, especially over the past 2-3 years, i realised that i was making the same mistake over and over and i can’t remember who quoted this but it has been referred to as insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
It is absolutely perfect and great to make mistakes. Very rarely will you get something right on the first try, or 2nd, or 3rd so on but it’s what you do moving forward that will make the biggest difference. When i started learning from my mistakes and applying lessons learned and made new attempts, i grew faster than ever before. Kaizen, which is the art of continuous improvement is something i have started to embrace. Hence why you have different versions of software on your phone and you get notifications to update your apps all the time, because developers are learning all the time and they use feedback to make better products. The software version of me is probably Paul version 10.1 and in 12 months i will probably be Paul version 13.3.
Take away from this is don’t be afraid to fail and try new things. Society will probably laugh at you when you fail and wish you to not succeed. Life is built to keep you down and reliant on social media, T.V and fear. A saying i use is “first they laugh at you, then they ask you how you did it” (i might use that tomorrow actually as i can elaborate in this). Just do it! You will grow and you will thank yourself for it.
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