Are you afraid of making mistakes? Terrified that someone might see you mess up? Petrified that something could go wrong or things won’t be perfect?
That fear can keep us from taking the action we need to take to move forward. Many times I’ve hesitated to try something new. I was afraid I’d “fail”… publicly.
Because we all know you can’t get a “do over” once something’s done.
So I accept that. I will never have things 100% figured out, there’s always more to learn, and nothing’s going to go right 100% of the time–for me or you!
I am embracing the idea that I can’t do it over, but I can do it again better.
Run into a roadblock? Fail at something? Fall flat on your face in front of lots of people? Pick yourself back up, figure out what went wrong and go do it again–better!
It’s how we learn. Test things, try things, look for ways to do it better and just keep going.
Like Adam on the Mythbusters says: Failure is always an option!
Failures big or small never have to stop you. It’s all feedback. Try again. Do better.
That’s my personal lesson this week and I wanted to share it with you in case you’ve had some challenges, setbacks or all out “whoops I totally screwed that up” moments. Don’t let it stop you. Don’t even let it discourage you. Just jump back up, figure out what you can fix and do differently and go do it again better!