There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t mess up something. These mishaps can be relatively small: I was a few minutes late to collect my son after school. And these mishaps can be super-size: I misread a deadline or email for some work that I need to accomplish or I miscalculated a budget item or conversion rate & I don’t have enough money.
In the past when I messed up, it was a double-whammy because I would massively berate myself in my thinking, in addition to trying to fix the mistake. I’m better now, as I don’t roast myself as much as I did, so that’s encouraging. But here are a few more thoughts that could help you, whenver you mess up:
- mistakes are for learning & perfect is for heaven
- be gentle with yourself because it will help you to be gentle with others when they mess up
- messing up seems to be where we rely on the Holy Spirit better
- getting better doesn’t happen without some mistakes & messing up
- “practice” is a good word to replace “messing up”
Be sure to send this to your friends, because we all mess up!